2022 NFL Draft Profiles: Best Of The Rest From The Mountain West

2022 NFL Draft Profiles: Best Of The Rest From The Mountain West

Air Force

2022 NFL Draft Profiles: Best Of The Rest From The Mountain West

By

2022 NFL Draft: The Best of the Rest of the Mountain West Prospects By School

Air Force | Boise State | Colorado State | Fresno State | Hawaii | Nevada | New Mexico | San Diego State | San Jose State | UNLV | Utah State | Wyoming

Wyoming

Garrett Crall was a defensive leader for the Cowboys who picked up 16 sacks and 26.5 tackles for loss in his five years with Wyoming, but NFL teams may proceed with caution regarding the defensive end given his recent history of injuries, including one to his foot that slowed him in the early part of the 2020 season.

Ayden Eberhardt went from walk-on to field stretcher in his time with the Cowboys, averaging a healthy 15.3 yards per catch in his college career, but a knee injury suffered last October prevented him from participating at the team’s pro day and, as a result, he may need time to get healthy before taking aim at a NFL roster spot.

Esaias Gandy was a two-year starter for the Cowboys who ended up being more valuable than you’d probably suspect: He had the third-best coverage  grade (81.6) among Mountain West safeties in 2021, according to Pro Football Focus, but the primary hangups of which NFL teams might be wary are that he’s slightly undersized as a safety prospect (5-11, 198 pounds) and perhaps a half-step too slow for the pro game (1.66 10-yard split).

Offensive lineman Logan Harris is a 6-2, 311-pound brawler who’s proven he can get off the line quickly and be a difference maker at guard and center… when he’s healthy. His biggest problem is a scary list of ailments — concussions and neck/spine injuries — that could prove to be a dealbreaker for NFL teams.

Running back Trey Smith had a pretty good second act with the Cowboys after transferring to Laramie from Louisville, averaging 5.5 yards with nine touchdowns on 146 rushing attempts over the past three years, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that his father is former Jacksonville Jaguars great Jimmy Smith. Playing seven years of college football altogether may damage his chances — he was in the same recruiting class as Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson — but the familiar surname and his willingness to do all of the little things in the Wyoming offense could earn him a shot.

Latest

More MWWire