* A University of Wyoming press release contributed to this report

LARAMIE -- Four former Cowboys signed as Undrafted Free Agents immediately following the NFL Draft on Saturday evening.

Wide receiver Ayir Asante signed with the New York Giants, offensive tackle Frank Crum with the Denver Broncos, linebacker Easton Gibbs with the Seattle Seahawks and tight end Treyton Welch with the Cleveland Browns.

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Two other former Wyoming players -- quarterback Andrew Peasley and defensive tackle Cole Godbout -- earned mini-camp invites from the New York Jets and the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans, respectively.

Over the next few days NFL teams will add additional undrafted signees along with extending invitations to rookie mini-camps, as other Cowboys will look to crack NFL rosters for next season.

 

Wide Receiver Ayir Asante (New York Giants)

Asante, a native of Franklin Township, New Jersey played one season at the University of Wyoming after transferring in following a four-year career at Holy Cross. He reeled in 21 passes for 372 yards and a team-high six touchdowns. Asante added 17.7 yards per catch last season for the Brown and Gold. He recorded four catches for 52 yards against Hawai’i. He recorded a 66-yard touchdown reception against New Mexico.

Asante was a two-time Second Team All-Patriot League selection prior to coming to Wyoming. He was a Freshman Honorable Mention All-American by Hero Sports, as well. As a Crusader, he logged more than 1,700 yards receiving with 16 touchdowns.

 

Offensive Tackle Frank Crum (Denver Broncos)

Crum, a Laramie native was a 2023 First Team All-Mountain West Conference selection after helping Wyoming to its first nine-win season since the 1990s. He earned 2022 recognition from Pro Football Focus (Third Team) and Phill Steel (Fourth Team). Wyoming owned a 3-1 bowl record and a 5-1 mark against Colorado State during Crum’s career. Crum started 49 of his 56 games at Wyoming. During his career, Crum helped pave the way for three 1,000-yard rush seasons from Cowboy running backs.

He played in the Hula Bowl earlier this year and participated in the NFL Combine. At the NFL Combine, Crum made a name for himself running a time of 4.94 in the 40-yard dash.

 

Linebacker Easton Gibbs (Seattle Seahawks)

Gibbs, a native of Temecula, Calif. concluded his Wyoming career ranked No. 8 in school history in total tackles with 362 career tackles. He finished the 2023 season ranked No. 13 among all active Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) players in total tackles, with 362. Gibbs was named First Team All-Mountain West Conference in 2023 by MW Coaches and Media, Pro Football Focus and Phil Steele.

Gibbs was also named to Preseason Watch Lists for the Chuck Bednarik Award (Nation's Outstanding Defender), Bronko Nagurski Trophy (Nation's Best Defensive Player) and Butkus Award (Nation's Best Linebacker.) He was also named First Team All-Mountain West in 2022 by MW Head Coaches and Media and Phil Steele.

Gibbs participated in the East-West Shrine Bowl All-Star game in January. He also earned a spot in the NFL Combine along with Crum.

 

Tight End Treyton Welch (Cleveland Browns)

Welch, a native of Buffalo, Minnesota, played five seasons at the University of Wyoming. He started 42 of his 50 games as a Cowboy. Welch finished with 68 catches totaling 874 yards with nine touchdowns. He grabbed a career-high 31 catches last season for the Cowboys for 308 yards and two scores. He added five touchdown receptions for Wyoming during the 2022 season.

He enjoyed back-to-back 300-plus receiving-yard seasons the last two years. Welch was named a First Team All-Mountain West Conference selection in 2022 by Pro Football Focus to go alongside being Honorable Mention All-Mountain West each of the past two seasons.

He not only caught passes during his Poke career, but also helped pave the way for three different 1,000-yard rush seasons.

 

Quarterback Andrew Peasley (New York Jets)

The Oregon product threw for a career-high 1,991 yards last fall and tossed 20 touchdowns compared to just five interceptions while leading the Cowboys to a nine-win season. Peasley also connected on 62.4% of his throws and finished with a QB rating of 146.3.

Peasley, who began his career at Utah State before heading to Laramie prior to the 2022 season, also rushed for 419 yards and added seven scores on the ground. He will join a quarterback room in New York that includes future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers, along with Tyrod Taylor and Jordan Travis. Alex Taylor of Wyosports was the first to report Peasley to the Jets.

 

Defensive tackle Cole Godbout (Kansas City Chiefs/ Tennessee Titans)

The 6-foot-4, 290-pound Wisconsin native capped his final season at Wyoming with 43 tackles, two sacks and a game-clinching interception in an upset win over No. 24 Fresno State. A mainstay in the trenches since 2019, Godbout had a career year in '21, tallying 70 tackles and getting to the quarterback five times. He also batted down the same number of passes that season.

The group joins nine former Pokes who played on NFL rosters last season. Josh Allen quarterbacked Buffalo to its fifth consecutive playoff appearance.

Safety Tashaun Gipson, after playing in the Super Bowl with San Francisco, signed with Chicago this offseason. Linebacker Logan Wilson was a stalwart on Cincinnati's defense. Defensive end Carl Granderson earned a sizable contract extension with New Orleans and made it count this past year.

Safety Andrew Wingard participated for Jacksonville alongside linebacker teammate Chad Muma. Safety Marcus Epps made a strong impression on his new team, Las Vegas. Tyler Hall signed in the offseason with Atlanta, and defensive lineman Mike Purcell is looking to resign with Denver, the team he's been with for the past five season.

University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

During the summer of 2021, 7220Sports.com counted down the Top 50 football players in University of Wyoming history, presented by Premier Bone & Joint Centers, Worthy of Wyoming.

The rules are simple: What was the player's impact while in Laramie? That means NFL stats, draft status or any other accolade earned outside of UW is irrelevant when it comes to this list.

This isn't a one-man job. This task called for a panel of experts. Joining 7220's Cody Tucker are Robert GagliardiJared NewlandRyan Thorburn, and Kevin McKinney.

We all compiled our own list of 50 and let computer averages do the work. Think BCS -- only we hope this catalog is fairer.

Don't agree with a selection? Feel free to sound off on our Twitter: @7220sports - #Top50UWFB

Gallery Credit: 7220Sports.com

- University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players