Four Wyoming Cowboys Could Get Picked In The NFL Draft This Weekend
Saturday will be a big day for Pokes fans. Four former Wyoming players could be selected on the final day of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Safety Andrew Wingard will likely be the first Cowboy chosen. The Mountain West Conference all-time tackles leader impressed scouts at the NFL Combine, running a 4.56 40-yard dash. ESPN Draft Expert Todd McShay projects Wingard as a 4th to 5th round pick.
Defensive end Carl Granderson's draft stock plummeted after he was charged with sexual battery in February. NFL scouts were reportedly impressed with his performance in the Senior Bowl and unimpressed with his showing at the Combine. Still, the quickness and length of the 6'5" pass rusher will be incentive enough for teams to invest a 6th or 7th round pick.
Running back Nico Evans may be of the biggest sleepers on the last day of the draft. Last year's leading rusher in the Mountain West drew rave reviews at the Denver Broncos pro day last month. Scouts like his pass catching ability and his three years of special teams experience in college. Evans is projected as a 6th or 7th round pick.
Safety Marcus Epps has been the underdog for his entire career. Beginning as a walk-on, he earned a scholarship, became a team leader and could be a late pick. Epps turned heads with a 4.46 40-yard dash at Wyoming's pro day. With the ability to play strong safety, free safety, and nickel, scouts like his versatility. If he does undrafted, Epps will certainly get an invite to training camp.
Like Granderson, defensive lineman Youhanna Ghaifan has pending legal problems. While scouts like his athleticism, off-field issues and inconsistent play will likely keep him off the draft board.
Former Wyoming players Austin Fort (tight end), Sidney Malauauu (defensive tackle), Tyree Mayfield (tight end), and Kevin Prosser (outside linebacker) may also be signed as undrafted free agents.