Seven Cowboys to participate in Tuesday’s NFL Pro Day
LARAMIE -- For seven former University of Wyoming football players, Tuesday will serve as the most important job interview of their lives.
NFL scouts and personnel from all 32 franchises will be in Laramie to watch Chad Muma, Garrett Crall, Keegan Cryder, Trey Smith, Logan Harris, Esaias Gandy and Ayden Eberhardt test in the 225-pound bench press, vertical jump, 40-yard dash, broad jump, 3-cone, 20-and-60-yard shuffle and specific position drills at Wyoming's annual pro day.
Drills are set to begin at 9 a.m. inside the High Altitude Performance Center. The portion that will be open to the public will kick off at 10 a.m. inside UW's indoor practice facility.
Following the testing portion of the day, individual players may be requested for meetings with representatives from NFL teams in attendance.
About the players
Chad Muma - Linebacker - 6'3" 242 pounds - Lone Tree, Colo.
Muma's career stats: 266 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries, forced fumble, 2 touchdowns
Garrett Crall - Defensive end - 6'5" 239 pounds - Hicksville, Ohio
Crall's career stats: 191 tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss, 16 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries, 2 forced fumbles
Trey Smith - Running back - 6'0" 213 pounds - Madison, Miss. (Louisville)
Smith's career stats: 228 carries, 1,217 rush yards, 5.3 yards per carry, 13 rushing touchdowns, 15 catches, 111 receiving yards, 7.4 yards per catch
Ayden Eberhardt - Wide receiver - 6'2" 195 pounds - Loveland, Colo.
Eberhardt's career stats: 50 catches, 764 receiving yards, 15.3 yards per catch, 2 touchdowns
Esaias Gandy - Free safety - 6'1" 198 pounds - Aurora, Colo.
Gandy's career stats: 126 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, sack, interception, 2 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries
Logan Harris - Offensive guard - 6'3" 310 pounds - Torrington, Wyo.
Keegan Cryder - Center - 6'4" 309 pounds - Littleton, Colo.
Pro Day Testing in the Indoor Practice Facility Will be Open to the Public
The indoor practice facility will have a fenced area available for fans and family members of players to view the testing. That fenced area will be as you enter the main entrance on the west side of the indoor practice facility.
Fans and family members viewing the pro day will need to stay behind the fence.
This is an important day for the former Cowboy players being tested, and we want NFL personnel to be able to evaluate those players with no distractions. Due to the importance of the day to the players being tested, fans are asked not to interrupt or attempt to speak with players or NFL representatives during the time the testing is being conducted.
Individuals attending may park in the Stadium Lot east of War Memorial Stadium and south of the indoor practice facility without the need for a parking pass.
The 2022 NFL Draft will be held Thursday-Saturday, April 28-30 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Tuesday also marks a special day for the current Cowboy roster.
At the conclusion of pro day, Craig Bohl will kick off his ninth season at UW with the opening of spring practices. Wyoming will take part in 15 practices, culminating with the annual spring game April 30 inside War Memorial Stadium.
Pokes in the Pros
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. 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.