LARAMIE – University of Wyoming senior fullback and Torrington High School alum Skyler Miller wasn’t satisfied how his Cowboy football career came to a close.
As a result, Miller decided to not hang up the helmet just yet.
“It’s been tough to do with this COVID season,” he said. “I wasn’t super pleased with the way I ended up leaving Wyoming because of the whole COVID year. It was definitely not how I envisioned my last year with Wyoming to go.”
Miller knows it will be an uphill battle, but he knows there is a chance at making an NFL roster.
“I looked at it, and I knew with the film that I had, there was a shot I could possibly get to the next level,” Miller said.
On Saturday, March 20 Miller was the lone Cowboy to showcase their talents to NFL scouts.
“I thought it went well,” Miller said. “Definitely had some PRs (personal records) in some stuff that I did, and somethings I could have run a little better in. As a whole, I thought it was a pretty solid day on Saturday.”
Unlike in year’s past, where scouts would come to Laramie to witness the Cowboy Pro Day in person, Miller and the UW football staff videotaped his testing.
“It was kind of a weird deal. Since I was the only one from Wyoming doing a pro day this year, we didn’t actually have an in person pro day with scouts,” Miller explained. “It was virtual, so it was all video based. It was a pretty low-key, relaxed type of day.”
Miller, who has been working with the Wyoming strength and conditioning staff for a while, preformed a number of tests including vertical jump, bench press, broad jump, 40-yard dash, a three-cone drill among others over the course of the testing.
The video of the testing was sent out on Tuesday, and Miller hopes to have a better idea of his standing in the next week or two.
“As a whole, it’s been pretty positive for the process, but you just never know until the draft,” he said.
Now comes the waiting game.
“I don’t really have any, to be honest,” Miller said of his expectations in the coming weeks ahead. “Hopefully, we’ll get a call. If not, I’m not going to be too upset about it. I’m giving it a shot and see what happens.
“I looked at it as something I didn’t want to regret the rest of my life, not at least trying. Not many people in the world even have the opportunity to try. I can appreciate that,” Miller added. “I’ve dedicated the last five years, or way more than the last five years of my life, but really dedicated the last five years of my life to football, and it would be nice to see some return from that investment.”
The NFL draft is scheduled to take place Thursday, April 29 through Saturday, May 1.