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Tackling machine LB Evan Weaver, out of Gonzaga Prep, selected by Arizona Cardinals in 6th round of 2020 NFL Draft

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People who have coached or watched Gonzaga Prep product Evan Weaver joke he can find the football blind-folded.

That nose for tackling has landed the Cal record-holding linebacker an NFL job - to the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round (No. 202 overall).

In fact, nobody in college football has registered more tackles the past two seasons than Weaver - 341, including a Pac 12-record 182 last season.

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Longtime NFL Draft analyst Rob Rang said Weaver was dinged by a slower-than-expected 40-yard dash time at the scouting combine, but added "his instincts make him faster on the field."

Weaver, an all-state high school defensive end in 2015, is the first Gonzaga Prep player drafted in the NFL since running back Bishop Sankey in 2014 (second-rounder to Tennessee).