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2017 NFL Draft profile: Wyoming WR Tanner Gentry

Gentry should be getting more attention than he has seen during draft season.

Wyoming v UNLV Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

In the last ten years, five Wyoming Cowboys have been picked in the draft. Three of them are still playing in the NFL (Mark Nzeocha, Marqueston Huff, and Chris Prosinski). Wyoming hasn’t had multiple names called in 20 years (EDIT: Robert Herron was drafted in 2014 alongside Huff) and hasn’t had a player go higher than the third round since 1994.One of those two things (maybe both, who knows) could change over the weekend.

Wide receiver Tanner Gentry hasn’t received much, if any, hype leading up to the draft. He’s a smaller wide receiver coming out of a small school. But the dude can straight up ball.

Gentry was targeted on 49 deep throws (throws of 20+ yards) in 2016, the most of any wide receiver. He caught 22 of those, also the most in the NCAA.

He has a large catch radius, able to make highlight worthy catches like the two he had against UNLV.

He doesn’t do well after the catch, tallying 3.0 yards after catch in 2016. The question is: does the deep threat outweigh the short passing concerns.

In a few mock drafts, he’s been rated as a 7th round prospect.