Wyoming player notes for Mar 7th, 2019

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March 07, 2019 at 1:19 am.

Carl Granderson – Noteworthy
Former University of Wyoming defensive end Carl Granderson had a successful Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine, although legal issues that could have made him ineligible to compete here remain unresolved. Granderson, the former high school wide receiver who was measured at 6-foot-5, 254 pounds, displayed his athleticism with an official 40-yard dash time of 4.79 seconds. The time was 11th-best among edge rushers, a position group noted for its speed at this combine. Granderson’s broad jump of 119 inches was sixth-best in the group. Granderson, a first team All-MW selection as a junior and a second team pick as a senior, prides himself in his athleticism and feels that is what he can bring to an NFL team as a pass rusher.

“I’m also an outside linebacker, that’s what I played in high school,” Granderson said. “I can drop, rush out of a two-point stance, whatever they need me to do.” Last month, Granderson was charged with third-degree sexual assault and sexual battery in Albany County Circuit Court in Laramie. According to the affidavit, Granderson made unwanted sexual contact with two women while they slept at an off-campus apartment in November. The alleged incident occurred after UW’s season ended. Granderson hasn’t entered a plea and did not address the incident when asked by reporters at the combine. “As of right now it’s still an on-going investigation, I’m not allowed to talk about it,” Granderson said. – Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Andrew Wingard – Noteworthy
It may not attract the same level of attention it did last year when NFL personnel flocked to Laramie to watch eventual top-10 pick Josh Allen work out, but Wyoming’s pro day won’t be short on action. Many of Wyoming’s draft hopefuls will get their shot in front of scouts Thursday at the Cowboys’ Indoor Practice Facility. This will be the latest chance to test in front of NFL personnel for former safety Andrew Wingard, who played in the East-West Shrine Game in January before going through the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis earlier this week.

Wingard posted solid numbers at the combine, including a 4.56-second 40-yard dash — a good time for a safety. But Wingard said before the combine he’d hoped to run faster than that and possibly clock in the high 4.4s. With speed and agility being the biggest concerns for teams at the next level regarding Wingard’s game, it’s perhaps the most important part of Wingard’s testing during the pre-draft process. The Mountain West’s co-leader in career tackles didn’t do anything to hurt his draft stock in Indianapolis, but a faster time Thursday could certainly help it. – Casper Star-Tribune Online