University of Wyoming - 2010 NFL prospects
Another year goes by and no players from the University of Wyoming are invited to the combine. This article lists five players who have the best shot to play at the next level. John Fletcher stands out as the player with the best chance to play in the NFL. Mitch Unrein has a chance to make a NFL teams practice squad.
1. John Fletcher, DE, 6'6", 272 lbs
Fletcher was often double teamed but ended the year with 52 tackles (12.5 for a loss, 7 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 3 blocked kicks. He has a non stop motor and played DT/DE in the 3-4 defense.
If he's going to make in in the NFL he will need to add bulk to play as a DE in a 3-4 defense or will be able to play DE in a 4-3 defense. He stands the best chance of any Wyoming prospect to earn a roster spot on a NFL team.
2. Mitch Unrein, DE, 6'4", 270 lbs
Mitch Unrein benefited from all the attention John Fletcher would receive from the opposition each game. Mitch finished the year with 41 tackles (6 tackles for a loss), 4 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 safety.
Mitch capped off his career at the University of Wyoming as the Defensive Player of the Game in the New Mexico Bowl. Unrein finished the game with six tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble/recovery. Mitch has the size required to play DE in a 4-3.
3. Weston Johnson, OLB, 6'3", 233 lbs
Johnson finished 2009 with 106 tackles (13 for a loss), 2.5 sacks, and 1 forced fumble. Johnson received Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors for the past three years. Johnson could come in a compete for a roster spot as a special teamer.
4. Fred Givens, DT/DE, 6', 305 lbs
Fred was the nose guard in the Cowboys 3-4 defense. He could come in a compete for a roster spot as a DT in a 4-3 defense. His numbers for 2009 are 42 tackles (5.5 for a loss) and once forced fumble.
5. Greg Bolling, WR, 6'2", 180 lbs
Greg had trouble in the past for academic reason so it was hard for the new coaching staff to know what they had. Bolling at times presented a deep threat able to go up and make the catch. He has the ability to compete for a roster spot in the NFL.