Which Pokes packed on weight — or dropped — this offseason?
CHEYENNE -- Blayne Baker has been eating high on the hog.
Or just busting their tails in the weight room? Probably both?
At least that's what the roster shows.
The redshirt offensive lineman from Sheridan weighed in at 6-foot, 5-inches and 260 pounds according to the 2018 Wyoming football roster.
This fall, he is tipping the scales at 305. I'm no mathematician, but that is a 45-pound gain.
Laramie product, Frank Crum, isn't far behind.
In 2018, Crum is listed as a 6-foot, 7-inch, 260-pound offensive lineman. This season, he is at three bills. Crum, like Baker, is a redshirt freshman.
Those Wyoming boys can eat.
We took a look at some of the other Cowboys who have showed significant gains -- or losses -- during the offseason.
- Solomon Byrd, a 6-foot, 4-inch redshirt freshman from Palmdale, Calif., is up 23 pounds to 243 this season. Byrd played in three games in 2018, recording five tackles. The edge rusher is expected to help fill the void left behind by Carl Granderson and Kevin Prosser in the defensive line. Ravontae Holt, a defensive lineman from Sacramento, Calif., added 10 pounds to his 6-foot, 4-inch frame this summer.
- Keegan Cryder, a versatile offensive lineman who spent the final eight games of the season at center, has gained 14 pounds over the offseason, according to the team's official roster. Cryder started all 12 games for the Cowboys last season and earned freshman All-American honors. He is now 6-foot, 4-inches and 297 pounds. Justis Borton packed on 10 pounds of muscle to his 6-foot, 2-inch frame. The offensive lineman from Wheatland, who earned a scholarship over the summer, could battle for playing time as a junior.
- Another offensive lineman, Gavin Dunayski, along with defensive tackle, Cole Godbout, both gained 12 pounds over the summer. Dunayski, a Puyallup, Wash., product, was moved from defensive tackle to the O-line during the spring. He did not appear in a game last season. He is 6-foot, 6-inches and 261 pounds. Godbout, who now weighs in at 6-foot, 4-inches and 262 pounds, redshirted in 2018. The Hudson, Wisc., native is expected to add depth to a young defensive line this season. Torrington product, Skyler Miller, also gained 12 pounds. The linebacker is now 5-foot, 11-inches and 226 pounds.
- Rome Weber, who is expected to see significant time -- if not snag a starting position -- in the Wyoming secondary, added 11 pounds of muscle this offseason. The free safety from San Bernadino, Calif., is up to 186 pounds on his 5-foot, 11-inch frame. Weber played in three games last season and didn't record any stats. Braden Smith is another safety who is expected to start this season. The junior lost 11 pounds and is now sitting at 5-foot, 10-inches and 184 pounds.
- Senior Josiah Hall enters his final season in Laramie healthy and thinner. In 2018, the defensive end from Colorado Springs, Colo., played at 6-foot, 1-inch and 251 pounds. He enters this camp at 236. Hall, along with Byrd and Garrett Crall will be relied on to get to the quarterback. Hall's weight loss should result in added speed off the edge.
- One weight on the roster that stood out was that of Raghib Ismail. The speedy wide out went from 186 last season to 170 for his senior campaign. Ismail caught just 24 passes for 267 yards and a pair of touchdowns as a junior.
- Javaree Jackson, the 6-foot, 5-inch, 288-pound sophomore sat behind defensive tackle Youhanna Ghaifan for much of the 2018 season before suffering an injury which limited him to just seven games. In 2019, Jackson is the man who is expected to clog up the middle. He got more athletic with his promotion, dropping 12 pounds over the summer. The Wisconsin product had 12 tackles last season.