29 NFL teams in attendance at Wyoming’s annual pro day
* University of Wyoming Athletics media relations release
LARAMIE -- It was an eventful day for University of Wyoming football on Tuesday.
In the morning, Cowboy football held its annual NFL Pro Day for draft-eligible players, and in the afternoon the Pokes held their first spring practice of 2022.
A total of 29 NFL teams were in attendance at Wyoming’s pro day. It was evident by the number of teams in attendance that the interest in Craig Bohl's players continues to run high among NFL teams.
The teams in attendance included: Arizona, Atlanta, Baltimore, Buffalo, Carolina, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Green Bay, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angles (Chargers), Miami, New England, New Orleans, New York (Jets), New York (Giants), Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa Bay, Tennessee and Washington. The only organizations not on hand was Minnesota, Pittsburgh and the Los Angles Rams.
Seven Cowboys were scheduled to participate on Tuesday, including: Garrett Crall (defensive end), Keegan Cryder (center), Ayden Eberhardt (wide receiver), Esaias Gandy (safety), Logan Harris (offensive guard), Chad Muma (linebacker) and Trey Smith (running back).
Cryder was unable to participate in testing due to a muscle pull, and Eberhardt was limited as he continues to recover from a knee injury suffered during the 2021 season.
Muma participated in a limited number of agility and position drills during the testing since he had previously participated in the 2022 NFL Combine in Indianapolis during the first week of March.
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While NFL teams don’t release official numbers following pro days, some of the unofficial testing results that were recorded on Tuesday would have placed several Cowboys among the top at their positions based on results from this year’s NFL Combine posted on NFL.com.
While Muma did not participate in the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical or long jump, he did take part in the 20-yard shuttle and the 3-Cone Test and unofficially recorded better times than he did at he NFL Combine.
In the 20-yard shuttle, he was reported to have recorded a 4.25 time. At the NFL Combine, he was recorded at 4.28, which was the second best among all linebackers tested. His 4.25 on Tuesday, would have tied him for the best time at the Combine.
In the three-cone drill, Muma was timed at 6.91 on Tuesday. That would have tied him for the fastest time recorded by a linebacker at this year’s NFL Combine. Muma had previously posted a 7.06 at the combine, which ranked him fourth.
In the bench press, Harris bench pressed 225 pounds 25 times. Based on results from this year’s NFL Combine, Harris’ 25 reps would have ranked him No. 8 among all offensive linemen tested at the Combine.
Smith put up 225 pounds 20 times, which would have ranked him No. 5 among running backs tested at the NFL Combine. Gandy benched 225 pounds 16 times, which would have tied him for the sixth best performance among safeties, and Crall’s 16 reps would have placed him 10th among defensive ends/edge rushers tested at the Combine.
Crall also ran an unofficial 4.70, 40-yard dash on Tuesday. Based on results from this year’s NFL Combine, Crall’s time would have tied him for 10th place among defensive ends/edge rushers that were tested at the Combine.
In the vertical jump, Gandy had the best leap of the day at 33’ 0”. That would have placed him 15th among safeties tested at the NFL Combine. Crall’s jump of 31’ 6” would have ranked him 18th among defensive ends/edge rushers at the Combine.
Gandy also had the longest standing long jump of the day, finishing at 10’ 1”, which would have tied him for 15th among safeties tested at the Combine. Crall had the second best long jump of the day among Cowboys. His jump of 9’ 11” would have placed him 15th among defensive ends/edge rushers tested at the NFL Combine.
Gandy’s time of 4.46 in the 20-yard shuttle would have tied him for sixth at the Combine among safeties.
The testing, which was open to the public, saw Wyoming’s draft-eligible players tested by NFL scouts in a series of drills, including: the 225 bench press, Vertical Jump, the 40-yard dash, Broad jump, 3-Cone Test, 20-yard shuttle and specific position testing.
The 2022 NFL Draft will be held Thursday-Saturday, April 28-30 in Las Vegas, Nev.
A total of 16 former Wyoming Cowboys were on NFL rosters at the conclusion of the 2021 NFL season -- some on active rosters and others on developmental squads. That was more than any other Mountain West Conference school.
Those Cowboys and their NFL teams at the end of last season were: Josh Allen (quarterback, Buffalo Bills), Marcus Epps (safety, Philadelphia Eagles), Austin Fort (tight end, Tennessee Titans), Rico Gafford (wide receiver, Denver Broncos), Tanner Gentry (wide receiver, Buffalo Bills), Tashaun Gipson (safety, Chicago Bears), Carl Granderson (defensive end, New Orleans Saints), Tyler Hall (cornerback, Los Angeles Rams), Brian Hill (running back, San Francisco 49ers), Jacob Hollister (tight end, Jacksonville Jaguars), Mark Nzeocha (linebacker, San Francisco 49ers), Mike Purcell (nose tackle, Denver Broncos), Chase Roullier (center, Washington Commanders), Logan Wilson (linebacker, Cincinnati Bengals), Andrew Wingard (safety, Jacksonville Jaguars) and Eddie Yarbrough (defensive end, Minnesota Vikings). Since the end of the 2021 season, Gafford moved to the Green Bay Packers and Hollister moved to the Las Vegas Raiders.
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