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NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah ranks Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi as the No. 35 overall prospect.

"Ajayi is a very tough, physical runner with excellent production," Jeremiah wrote. "He is at his best on inside runs where his combination of vision, power and short area quickness is effective. On outside runs, he lacks elite speed to the perimeter, but he has the elusiveness to make defenders miss when he squares up to the line of scrimmage. He has soft hands out of the backfield but he needs to be more consistent in pass protection. Overall, I love this player's physical playing style and believe he could be a dependable starter at the next level." Ajayi ran for more than 1,800 yards this past season. The 6-foot, 216-pound Ajayi combines power with open field athleticism. This allows him to break contact or destroy tacklers' angles.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 31 - 7:28 PM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi rushed for 134 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries in the school's 38-30 win over Arizona.

Ajayi's receiving totals were not as shiny, catching five passes for -2 yards. Ajayi already declared for the NFL draft and this was a great note to end on. The running back will test well for his size, and he combines power with open field athleticism. This allows him to break contact or destroy tacklers' angles.
Jan 1 - 10:15 AM

CBS Sport's Dane Brugler wrote that Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi "does a terrific job following his blockers and using his agile feet and rubber joints to make defenders miss and bounce off potential tacklers."

"He controls his acceleration well with initial burst, turning on the jets and finishing with above average balance," Brugler wrote. "Ajayi also has acrobatic ballskills to be effective out of the backfield as a receiver. He has electric athleticism to be a threat any time he touches the ball, but needs to improve his grip and ball security to cut down on the fumbles." Ajayi heads into the Fiesta Bowl against Arizona with 1,689 rushing yards and 25 rushing touchdowns, as well as 45 receptions for 536 yards and four scores. He rushed for 1,425 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2013. "Ajayi doesn't have the best name recognition nationally, but he adds his name to a talented running back class that includes Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon, Georgia's Todd Gurley and a handful of other juniors who are expected to declare early and be top-100 draft picks," Brugler wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 04:43:00 PM

CBS Sport's Dane Brugler calls Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi a "talented all-around RB with a day two projection."

"BoiseState RB Jay Ajayi has announced he'll enter the 2015 NFL Draft. Talented all-around RB with a day two projection," Brugler tweeted. The 6-foot, 216-pound Ajayi, has rushed for 1,689 rushing yards and 25 rushing touchdowns, with 45 receptions for 536 yards and four scores. We believe that Ajayi will hear his name called at some point on Day 2 of the draft.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 02:37:00 PM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi announced on Sunday that he will declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.

The decision reportedly was made before Ajayi heard back from the NFL College Advisory Board, which isn't a big surprise, as he'd no doubt decided to bolt at some point during the season. Ajayi heads into the Fiesta Bowl against Arizona with 1,689 rushing yards and 25 rushing touchdowns, as well as 45 receptions for 536 yards and four scores. It's been reported that some scouts like Ajayi more than former Broncos' runner Doug Martin. We think the newest BSU star runner will hear his name called at some point on Day 2.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:55:00 PM

Boise State submitted redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi's evaluation request to the NFL College Advisory Board.

Broncos HC Bryan Hardin said Ajayi is expected to decide before the Fiesta Bowl whether he'll enter the draft. That announcement could come on Dec. 27, when the BSU offense holds a press conference in anticipation of its game against Arizona later that week. "We need to really hash all that out," Hardin said. "We’ll let everybody know when it’s the right time. We’ll do it before the bowl game. We’re not going to do it after the bowl game. When his decision is made, then we’ll let everyone know that, but it will be before the bowl game, before we get down there and not after." Ajayi has rushed for 1,689 yards and 25 scores this season, and caught 45 balls for 536 yards and four touchdowns. He could go as high as Round 2.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 10:28:00 PM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi rushed for 70 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in Saturday's 28-14 win against Fresno State.

It was a surprisingly quiet night for Ajayi, who didn't record a reception. After jumping out to a 28-0 lead early in the third quarter, the Broncos packed it in with an eye on keeping their stars healthy. This was the first time since September that Ajayi didn't rush for more than 100 yards in a game. He's rushed for 1,689 yards and 25 scores, and caught 45 balls for 536 yards and four TDs.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 11:21:00 PM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi displayed "outstanding vision, pitter-pat and toughness" in a win over Utah State, wrote NFL.com's Bucky Brooks.

"Ajayi is beginning to generate some buzz on the West Coast with his sensational production as the Broncos' workhorse runner," the analyst wrote. Ajayi has rushed for more than 100 yards in seven straight games and slapped down 229 yards versus USU, which put the Broncos in the Mountain West Championship Game. "With Ajayi displaying home-run speed and acceleration, scouts should pay close attention to the burgeoning superstar who is running rampant in the Mountain West," Brooks wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 09:50:00 PM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries in Saturday's 63-14 win over Wyoming.

His shining moment in the contest didn't take place after a hand-off. Instead, Ajayi sprinted to a 73-yard touchdown early in the third quarter off of a pass from QB Grant Hedrick. Ajayi finished with two catches for 92 yards. The fourth-year junior is going to easily surpass last year's numbers, monstrous in their own right. He now has 1,390 rushing yards and 19 ground scores, as well as 44 receptions for 535 yards and four receiving touchdowns.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 12:15:00 AM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi rushed for 134 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries in Saturday's 38-29 win over San Diego State.

While the 134 yards look shiny, San Diego State actually did a decent job holding down the dynamic running back on a night where the temperature dipped close to zero in the Boise Valley. Ajayi only managed to rush for 4.3 YPC, as the Aztecs made a conscious effort to limit the big play. Ajayi also caught four passes for 24 yards. The junior's now rushed the ball 260 times on the season and has a chance to go over the 300-carry mark by the end of the season. The workhorse back could find himself drafted in the second or third round come April.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 02:30:00 PM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 60-49 win over New Mexico.

Ajayi got his 161 yards on 31 carries. As he's been doing increasingly this season, Ajayi was also a big factor in the passing game. On Boise State's first possession, the senior caught a swing pass and took it 75 yards to the house. Ajayi's rushed for 1,146 yards and has scored 14 touchdowns thus far. He'll join a loaded RB class in the draft, where he could possibly be a second-day pick. It's been reported that some scouts like Ajayi more than former-Broncos runner Doug Martin.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 05:40:00 PM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in Boise State's 55-30 triumph over BYU on Friday.

He added two receptions for 26 yards. Sports Illustrated reported last week that Ajayi is expected to declare for the NFL draft, a dispatch in line with what we've been hearing. SI also passed along that some NFL scouts prefer Ajayi over former Boise State first-round pick Doug Martin. Ajayi is making his last year in Idaho count: He's up to 985 rushing yards (5.0 YPC) and 343 receiving yards (9.3 YPR).
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 03:13:00 PM

According to SI's Inside Read, Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi is expected to declare for the NFL draft.

Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans cite industry sources. "He’s something to look forward to," one scout said, calling the running back a second-day pick. The SI duo has heard some scouts prefer Ajayi over former Boise State first-round pick Doug Martin.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 10:31:00 AM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries in the school's 37-27 win over Fresno State.

He added 37 receiving yards. This might sound crazy after reading the box score, but Ajayi was wrapped up for most of the day until springing a 54 yard run in the fourth quarter. During the run, he bounced the play wide left after the defense failed to seal the edge on that side.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 10:14:00 AM

Boise State redshirt senior WR Matt Miller will likely miss the remainder of the season due to an ankle injury.

He will have surgery. Miller had been dealing with a lower leg injury for most of the season and was seen in a walking boot. The receiver will still help out the team during his final season.
Source: KTVB
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 10:31:00 AM


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