Six Names all Cowboys fans need to know
Which Cowboys will break out in the 2020 season and make their mark on the Mountain West?
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An underrated aspect to a team’s possible success is breakout stars. They make for the best stories, the ones we either did not see coming or that we were able to brag about knowing beforehand. Around the Mountain West, everyone knows the names Chambers, Valladay, and Byrd, but are there some names you should learn? I will be predicting six possible breakout players for the Wyoming Cowboys in 2020, three on offense and three on defense.
The Cowboys’ defense is their focal point and may feel the holes left by some considerable losses. The question is, how will they fill them?
On the other hand, Wyoming’s offense has one glaring issue, one which the staff has taken a strong initiative to fix. They are going in a clear direction, opting for huge targets that can complement all facets of the offense.
Here are the six players I could see breaking out for the Cowboys in 2020.
1. Chad Muma (Linebacker)
This pick may seem like a no brainer to die-hard Cowboys fans. Many of you may think he is already a household name.
The junior linebacker really had a productive year in 2019 finishing sixth on the team with 51 tackles. Trust me, I know. The reason Muma is on this list is that I could see him taking the leap from productive defender to NFL prospect. His shoes will be a size larger than most, as he will be filling the massive loss of 3rd round draft pick Logan Wilson, who finished his tenure at Wyoming as the program’s 4th all-time leading tackler.
Thing is, I could see the Lone Tree Colorado native stepping up and bandaging the loss. Muma will be added to an already extremely impressive front seven, making Wyoming one of the dangers in the Mountain West. His progression has already proven to be incredible, and he oozes star potential. Muma could go from a productive player to a future NFL prospect.
2. Oluwaseyi Omotosho (Defensive End)
Wyoming got a special one here. You may not be able to pronounce the three-star recruit’s name, but trust me, you should practice it. Cowboys fans will be saying a lot over the next four years.
Omotosho played at George Bush high school in Houston, Texas. At 6’2 and 210 pounds, he possesses the impressive size and shows flashes of explosive speed off the edge. He finished his senior year with 65 tackles and 6 sacks earning his three-star rating. According to ESPN recruiting, Omotosho is the Cowboys top recruit of 2020 with a grade of 75.
Though he may have to battle for some time next year given the depth of position, he is still someone to keep your eye on; If not redshirted I am sure he will find his way on the field sometime next year and start making waves.
3. Rome Weber (Safety)
Another poke who had a solid freshman season in 2019, Weber appeared in every game of 2019, finishing with 38 tackles and an interception.
Wyoming has a strong history of having elite safeties and recently has put a significant amount of talent in the pros. I see sophomore Rome Weber taking a big jump this season and becoming the focal point of their secondary.
Rome has the potential to help protect and grow the culture of star safeties produced by the pokes.