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These are the 12 players who will attend Nevada football pro day

Ty Gangi
Ty Gangi will be one of 12 players participating in Nevada's pro day Wednesday. (John Byrne/Nevada athletics)

The Nevada football team will hold its annual pro day Wednesday with a weight room portion and an on-field portion on campus. Since no Wolf Pack players were invited to this year's NFL Combine, this event is big for Nevada's prospects, none of whom are locks to be drafted in April. Here is a look at all 12 Nevada alums who are expected to take part in pro day.

* K Ramiz Ahmed: Ahmed made Nevada via a student tryout and was the team's kickoff specialist in 2017 before taking on full-time duties last season when he made 15-of-20 field goals and 40-of-44 extra points. He has a big leg and can hit from 55 yards out, and that could appeal to scouts.

* S Dameon Baber: A two-time second-team All-MW honoree (in his freshman and junior seasons), Baber is the most athletic member of Nevada's pro day group. He should post terrific numbers, which could get him into an NFL training camp. In 47 games, he had 293 tackles, including seven for loss; 12 interceptions; 21 passes defended; three forced fumbles; four fumble recoveries; and three touchdowns (all in one game). His athleticism and interception total will both play in his favor.

* S Justin Brent: Brent has been well-traveled, beginning his career at Notre Dame, where he played running back and receiver. He played at Nevada the last two seasons, and even appeared on the Wolf Pack's Sweet 16 basketball team. He moved from receiver to safety last season and was a backup before a huge bowl game in which he had two crucial interceptions. Brent should test well (he's an excellent athlete) and could be viewed as a potential special teams contributor at the next level.

* TE Trae Carter-Wells: The local kid from Reed High who walked onto Nevada in 2014 will try and get a look as a special teams player (he was Nevada’s Special Teams MVP in 2017). Carter-Wells had 12 catches for 75 yards and 11 tackles in his college career.

* CB Jomon Dotson: A transfer from Washington, Dotson reportedly runs a 4.32-second 40-yard dash, and that will catch the eye of any scout. If he can repeat that figure on pro day, he has a shot of getting into a camp. Primarily a running back at Washington, Dotson became a starting cornerback for Nevada last season and played well with 75 tackles, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and eight passes defended.

* LS Wes Farnsworth: The long snapper from Bishop Manogue is a legitimate NFL prospect, although it's really hard to land a gig in the league at this position given there are only 32 spots to go around. Farnsworth started all four seasons at Nevada and was a third-team All-American by Phil Steele in 2018. He has the talent to play in the NFL. Now he just needs a little bit of luck.

* QB Ty Gangi: At 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, Gangi has the size to get an NFL look. As a senior, he completed 60.5 percent of his passes for 3,331 yards, 24 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. The pick number is a little high, but I wouldn't be shocked if he got a rookie camp invite if a team wants to give him a deeper look than pro day affords.

* OL Sean Krepsz: Listed at 6-foot-5 and 325 pounds, it's important for Krepsz to show up to pro day in excellent shape. He certainly has the frame to play at the next level. His skill set is better suited for interior work than at tackle. Krepsz didn't have an ideal senior season because of injuries (a foot injury in the spring and a dislocated elbow in the fall caused him to miss time), so a good showing Wednesday is key.

* DL Jarius McDade: A 6-1, 310-pound defensive tackle, McDade was a rotation player on Nevada's defensive line last season after missing 2017 with a torn ACL. McDade recorded 42 tackles, inducing 5.5 for loss, in 23 games.

* OL Kalei Meyer: Meyer, who checks in a 6-feet and 290 pounds, played defensive line during his first four seasons before flipping to offensive line where he was a starter at center and guard in 2018.

* DE Malik Reed: The top prospect in Nevada's draft class, Reed was the only Wolf Pack player invited to a showcase bowl. He participated in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl but was snubbed for the NFL combine. A defensive end until last season when he switched to outside linebacker, Reed is an elite pass-rusher who recorded 203 tackles, 38.5 tackles for loss, 22 sacks, 11 forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and a touchdown in 50 college games. At 6-1 and 250 pounds, he was small for an NFL end, hence the move to linebacker. He has the best shot of any Nevada player of getting drafted, almost certainly on day three of the event (rounds 4-7). A big pro day would certainly help his cause.

* S Asauni Rufus: A four-year starter, Rufus was a highly productive college player, racking up 340 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, three interceptions, 12 passes defended, nine forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries in 47 games. He might not post the same athletic numbers as Baber, his long-time teammate at safety, but he has more consistent film and should get a rookie camp invite, at minimum.

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