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Potential late-round LB shines at Montana's pro day


Zach Wagenmann, a linebacker who was at the NFL Scouting Combine, was one of nine prospects who worked out at Montana's pro day March 9. Representatives from eight NFL teams were present for the workouts, which took place outdoors on a clear and sunny 40-degree day.

» 2015 pro day schedule, results and analysis

Wagenmann (6-foot-3 1/8, 245 pounds) had a 9-10 broad jump and 16 strength lifts and stood on the rest of his combine numbers. He had a good workout, and there's a thought that he'll be able to play as a 3-4 linebackerin the NFL. I think he'll be a very tough, very competitive pro, and he'll probably be a seventh-round draft pick or priority free agent.

Running back Travon Van (5-foot-9 7/8, 195 pounds) ran the 40 in 4.53 and 4.55 seconds. He had a 32 1/2-inch vertical and 9-7 broad jump. He had a 4.19 short shuttle and 6.81 3-cone drill, and he threw the bar up 16 times. He looked very athletic and was impressive catching the ball in his workout. He'll be a priority free agent.

Tonga Takai (6-foot-2, 299 pounds, a defensive lineman, ran the 40 in 5.31 and 5.34 seconds. He had a 27 1/2-inch vertical and 8-8 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.76 and the 3-cone drill in 7.80 seconds. He has 32-inch arms and put up the bar 27 times. Takai also had a nice workout and will probably be a free agent.

Montana has done a nice job of producing NFL players who weren't draft choices, including linebacker Brock Coyle, who was a rookie last season for the Seattle Seahawks.

Follow Gil Brandt on Twitter at @Gil_Brandt.



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