This past weekend RB Brian Hill was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 5th round and C Chase Roullier was drafted in the 6th round by the Washington Redskins. Hill was the first Cowboy off the board with pick 156 to the defending NFC champions. He will be fighting for playing time against Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman. Coleman and Freeman both have contracts expiring in the next couple of years, Hill could be given an opportunity to emerge into a lead role with the Falcons.

Chase Roullier was the second Cowboy off the board in the sixth round to the Washington Redskins. Roullier went with pick 199. He will be fighting for playing time against Spencer Long and John Sullivan, if the Redskins choose to keep Roullier at center.

The Pokes to the pros trend did not stop there and a total of five former Wyoming football players have signed on with NFL teams as college free agents. Here is the breakdown:

WR Tanner Gentry (Chicago Bears)
Tanner Gentry will be joining two former Wyoming Cowboys in the windy city, Mitch Unrein and Chris Prosinski. With the emphasis the Cowboys put on recruiting in the Midwest you’d have to think that having three former Cowboys in Chicago would be a huge boost in recruiting.

TE Jacob Hollister ( New England Patriots)
Jacob Hollister will join his twin brother Cody in New England. Hollister will look to fit into TE corps that feature Rob Gronkowski and Dwayne Allen. 

WR Jake Maulhardt (New Orleans Saints)
Jake Maulhardt will get a tryout with the New Orleans Saints in hopes of getting an invite to fall camp later on this year.

LB D.J. May (Detroit Lions)
DJ May will get a tryout with the Detroit Lions in hopes of getting an invite to fall camp later on this year. The Lions have employed one other safety from Wyoming in the past, as John Wendling spent some of his career in Detroit. May could also be used at kick and punt returner.

 

LB Lucas Wacha (Dallas Cowboys)
Lucas Wacha will return home to Texas and get a chance to play for the Dallas Cowboys. He will join former teammate Mark Nzeocha, who has been with the Cowboys since his rookie season.

It has been reported that punter Ethan Wood has been given a tryout opportunity with the Tennessee Titans but there has been no official announcement from the University of Wyoming. Who do you think of the players above is most likely to make their squad come August? Let us know!

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