LARAMIE -- It's almost certain Wyoming won't have any players taken on the first two days of the NFL Draft.

The suspense will be thick after that. Wyoming fans along with its draft hopefuls should pay close attention to the final day of the three-day draft, which begins Thursday at 6 p.m. MT in Nashville, Tennessee.

Only the first round will be held Thursday. Rounds 2-3 will be held starting at 5 p.m. MT Friday followed by the final four rounds Saturday at 10 a.m. MT. The draft will be televised by ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and the NFL Network.

Where exactly are Andrew Wingard, Carl Granderson and other former Wyoming players being projected to go? Here's a look based on various mock drafts.

Carl Granderson

Granderson could still be the first Wyoming player to come off the board, but his draft stock has undoubtedly taken a hit since he was charged with sexual assault in February. The question is how far will the 6-foot-5, 250-pound edge rusher drop before a team feels comfortable enough to take him? Projections vary.

NFL.com -- San Diego Chargers, fourth round (No. 130 overall)

CBS Sports -- New York Giants, sixth round (No. 180 overall)

DraftSite -- Oakland Raiders, seventh round (No. 218 overall)

Walter Football -- Buffalo Bills, seventh round (No. 225 overall)

USA Today -- Los Angeles Chargers, seventh round (No. 251 overall)

Andrew Wingard

Wingard, the most prolific safety in program history, seemingly answered questions about his speed and agility with strong numbers at the scouting combine and Wyoming's pro day, but at 6-0 and 210 pounds, there are still concerns about his size. It's hard to imagine Wingard going undrafted given his production in college, though the consensus seems to be the late rounds if a team is going to pull the trigger on him.

CBS Sports -- Buffalo Bills, seventh round (No. 225 overall)

DraftSite -- Green Bay Packers, seventh round (No. 226 overall)

Youhanna Ghaifan

Ghaifan played in just seven games last season before being suspended indefinitely for some legal trouble of his own. Ghaifan in January pleaded no contest to misdemeanor harassment and decided to forgo his senior season and enter the draft shortly after that. His combination of strength and quickness for a 285-pound interior defensive lineman could be worth taking a flyer on in the late rounds.

DraftSite -- Cincinnati Bengals, sixth round (No. 211 overall)

Other Wyoming players to keep an eye on include running back Nico Evans and safety Marcus Epps, both of whom could be signed as free agents if they go undrafted.

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Davis Potter is the University of Wyoming athletics reporter. An Alabama native and 2011 Auburn University graduate, Potter joined the Star-Tribune in 2018 after five years covering Ole Miss and the Southeastern Conference. He lives in Laramie.

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