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Wyoming player notes for Mar 8th, 2019

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March 08, 2019 at 1:15 am.

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

Andrew Wingard – Noteworthy
Wyoming Pro Day: Wingard opted to skip out on the 40 – a test that’s as significant as any when it comes to his draft stock – he said he was content with the 4.56 he ran at the combine Monday. “That combine is super stressful,” Wingard said. “You’re running on four hours of sleep every night. You’re doing all the medical exams and stuff. The teams know that, and to go out there and run a 4.56 laser (time) and a mid-to-high 4.4 hand time, I was happy with that.” His focus Thursday was on improving his agility testing, which he was able to in the three-cone drill. Wingard posted a time of 6.88 seconds, besting his time of 7.08 at the combine. “That three-cone is all change of direction and moving your hips, sinking your hips and getting out of your cuts,” Wingard said. “Super happy with that.” Wingard spoke with representatives of the Tennessee Titans, Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers on Thursday. He said he will go back and forth between Laramie and Denver to continue his training before the draft starts April 25. – Casper Star-Tribune Online