LARAMIE — Turns out Andrew Wingard will get a couple of chances to put his skill set on display for NFL personnel leading up to this year’s draft.
The former Wyoming safety will take part in the NFL scouting combine after tweeting Thursday he’s been invited to the premier evaluation event for draft-eligible players. This year’s combine, annually held at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium, will be held March 1-4 with defensive backs tentatively scheduled to work on the last day.
It marks the third straight year Wyoming will be represented at the combine. Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, the highest draft pick in program history, participated last season while Atlanta Falcons running back Brian Hill and Washington Redskins offensive lineman Chase Roullier attended in 2017.
Wingard, who will join more than 100 draft hopefuls playing in this weekend’s East-West Shrine Game, put together one of the most productive careers in program history before running out of eligibility this season. The 6-foot, 214-pounder was a four-year starter and finished his career tied with former New Mexico standout Carmen Messina atop the Mountain West’s all-time tackles list with 454 career stops — good for the second-most in school history.
A three-time first-team all-MW selection, Wingard had 87 tackles as a senior. He also finished his career with 18 pass breakups and 10 interceptions.
The NFL Draft will be held April 25-27 in Nashville, Tennessee.