BIO: Three-year starter and All-Conference selection who led the team in tackles as a senior posting 82/8/1. Junior numbers included 84/8.5/3.
POSITIVES: Well-built linebacker with a nose for the ball. Plays with balance and leverage, adjusts off the initial block then fires up the field chasing the action. Immediately alters his angle of attack, explosive and flashes on the scene. Takes good angles to the play and quick locating the action. Fast laterally to the sidelines or quickly fills gaps in run defense.
NEGATIVES: Marginal skills in coverage, does not get depth on drops or make many plays against the pass.
ANALYSIS: An undersized linebacker, Hagler is a tenacious defender who flies around the ball and is productive on special teams. Has potential on the weak side but must improve his ability in coverage to be anything other than a backup in the NFL.