Paul Magloire is a linebacker with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He was signed shortly after the 2017 NFL Draft as an undrafted free agent. Magloire played college football for the University of Arizona.
In high school at the Long Island Class III Championship in 2010, Magloire, playing quarterback, had the game of his life rushing for three touchdowns and a pair of 2-point conversions against Sayville. But one play outdid everything: In one of the conversion attempts, Magloire leaped over two defenders on the 5-yard line and into the end zone to put the Owls in the lead for good — a display of athleticism that his high school coach, Stephen LoCicero, has never forgotten. This dynamic play showed the type of grit, determination and smarts that has led him to a shot at an NFL career with the Bucs.
After high school graduation, Magloire bounced around colleges as he looked for the right fit. He was quarterback at Milford Academy before switching to safety. He played at Appalachian State in 2012 and 2013. Then he transferred to Arizona Western in Yuma, Ariz., for a season, in hopes of gaining more exposure.
In 2015, Magloire attended the University of Arizona, where he flourished. In two seasons with the Wildcats, he had 153 tackles and 2½ sacks, mostly as a linebacker. But he went from someone off most people’s radars to the talk of the town in St. Petersburg, Fla., with an excellent week at the East-West Shrine Game in January. He was so successful that many experts believed he would be selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, which took place April 27-29. Though he wasn’t chosen, Tampa Bay signed him almost immediately after the draft concluded.
Despite being undersized at 6-1, 227, he’s an excellent athlete and takes good angles to the ball and plays well in space. His best fit in the NFL would be as a safety/linebacker hybrid, similar to what the Arizona Cardinals do with the 6-1, 211-pound Deone Bucannon. At Arizona’s NFL Pro day, Magloire posted a 4.68-second 40-yard dash and an impressive 25 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press.
In between the combine and the NFL Draft, NFL coaches and personnel — not to mention the prospects themselves — turn their attention to the various college “pro day” workouts. These are not as all-encompassing as the combine, but they are important enough for the key decision-makers in the league to travel around the country for more than a month to see the talent up close and personal.
Magloire was among 13 participants on March 24th, 2017 for Arizona’s on-campus NFL Pro Day. He continued to build on a productive offseason, bench-pressing 225 pounds 25 times and registering a 119-inch broad jump. Those numbers would have tied for second and 12th, respectively, among linebackers at the 2017 NFL scouting combine had Magloire been invited. He also ran a 4.77 40-yard dash, notched a 32 inch vertical leap, a 4.32 20-yard shuttle and 6.95 three-cone drill.
These dynamite size 12 white, black and green nike vapor cleats were worn by Paul Magloire for Arizona Wildcats 2017 NFL Pro Day. Magloire wore these shoes for the 40-yard dash as well as the 5-10-5 pro agility drills and one on one position work with the Arizona Cardinals LB coach. The linebacker has signed the cleats and added “Pro Day Worn” to each cleat in black. Magloire’s initials “PM” are written underneath the tongue of each cleat. The cleats show light use. Unique cleats worn by the future NFL Star!!