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Boise State sophomore QB Ryan Finley's court date has been delayed again and now will take place on September 28.

Finley is facing two charges, one for possession of an alcoholic beverage as a minor and resisting or obstructing officers. The sophomore was (and still is) expected to replace last season's starter, Grant Hedrick. The trial date is scheduled after four games into Boise State's season.
Jul 28 - 8:50 AM

Boise State junior DE Kamalei Correa is "going to be pegged as an OLB on some of these lists but we'll see how he fills out," according to ESPN's Mel Kiper.

As is, the venerable analyst ranks Correa as the No. 5 underclassman defensive end prospect in the nation. "This guy really jumped off the screen for me in 2014, emerging as probably the best pass-rusher in the Mountain West last season," Kiper wrote. "He won't be a secret for long." The 6-foot-3, 244-pounder had 12 sacks, 19 TFL, two forced fumbles and 59 tackles as a sophomore last year.
Jul 21 - 12:16 AM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Boise State senior S Darian Thompson as the fifth-best senior safety prospect in the country.

"A typical good developmental story out of Boise State, a three-star recruit who is going to play on Sundays," Kiper wrote. "Thompson shows great instincts and range and is a ballhawk who has shown impressive ball skills. He has good length at 6-2 as well." The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Thompson logged seven interceptions, 71 tackles and five TFL in 2014.
Jul 19 - 3:50 PM

Boise State junior DE Kamalei Correa "gives the Broncos a solid athlete to use off the edge as a hybrid end/linebacker edge rusher," writes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

The 6-foot-3, 244-pounder had 12 sacks, 19 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and 59 tackles in his breakout sophomore campaign. Perhaps you recall his work in the Fiesta Bowl win over Arizona when he went off for 10 tackles and two sacks. Brown says Correa is the No. 19 defensive end in the land.
Jul 13 - 10:27 PM

Boise State redshirt senior WR Troy Ware tore his ACL during spring activities, ending his college career.

Ware plans on entering the 2016 NFL Draft. The receiver started one game last year and caught 22 passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns during his career.
Jul 11 - 2:38 PM

Boise State senior S Darian Thompson "will cement his status as one of the best all-around safeties in the draft class" with another good season, reasons NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

The All-American had seven interceptions in 2014 and has 14 in his career. "But the 6-foot-2, 205-pound defender isn't just a ballhawk -- he is a physical presence in the secondary and solid tackler in space and behind the line of scrimmage," Reuter wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 1 - 5:03 PM

Boise State senior S Darian Thompson is "an aggressive playmaker with good closing speed for his size and instincts that have turned him into a ball hawk," according to Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

"Thompson has started 32 games in his Boise State career, and he's one of several veteran standouts returning to what should be an excellent defense," Brown wrote. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Thompson had seven interceptions, 71 tackles and five tackles for loss in a huge 2014 campaign. The analyst grades Thompson as the No. 17 safety in the nation.
Jun 30 - 3:00 AM

Boise State junior LB Tanner Vallejo will move back to inside linebacker this fall.

Named to the All-Mountain West Second Team last year after finishing fifth in the conference with 16.5 TFL (he also earned Fiesta Bowl Defensive MVP honors), Vallejo is heading back to middle linebacker full-time, where he projects best in the NFL. The 6-foot-1, 226-pounder chipped in 99 tackles, three sacks and two defensive touchdowns as a sophomore.
Jun 22 - 10:52 PM

Boise State senior WR Shane Williams-Rhodes "is an invaluable piece of the Boise State puzzle for 2015," according to NFL Media.

The 5-foot-6, 168-pounder does a little bit of everything. Last season, he led the Broncos with 68 receptions, converting them into 585 receiving yards. Interestingly, he averaged more yards per rush (11.9) on gadget plays than he did per catch (8.6). He chipped in an 8.5-yard average on punt returns and was named All-Mountain West honorable mention.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 9 - 7:19 PM

Boise State sophomore QB Ryan Finley has pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor charges and is due in court next month for a hearing, according to Idaho Statesman's Chadd Cripe.

The Boise State prospect was charged with possession of an alcoholic beverage as a minor and resisting or obstructing officers. Finley has appeared in five games, completing 12-of-27 passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. Finley was looking to be the starting quarterback for the Broncos this season, but this will all depend on his status in court, and how the university plans to handle his situation.
May 14 - 2:12 PM

Stanford redshirt senior Kelsey Young has transferred to Boise State.

Young will be eligible to play immediately after graduating from Stanford. He joins his brother on the Broncos' roster, who is a redshirt freshman running back. Boise State will be looking to fill the shoes of Jay Ajayi.
Source: ESPN
May 4 - 1:47 PM

Broncos signed Boise State WR Matt Miller.

Miller (6'3/220) set the Broncos' all-time record for career receptions (244), gaining 3,049 yards (12.5 YPR) with 29 TDs. His senior year was cut short by torn ankle ligaments that required surgery. Healthy at the Boise Pro Day, Miller managed forty times of 4.79/4.80 with a 9-foot-6 broad jump and 34-inch vertical. Simply not an NFL athlete, Miller is likely staring at a brief pro career.
May 3 - 5:11 PM

Dolphins selected Boise State RB Jay Ajayi with the No. 149 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

A day-two talent based on tape, measurables and stats, Ajayi plummeted due to concerns over his right knee, which NFL Network's Mike Mayock has reported is "bone on bone." Ajayi (6'0/221) turned 678 college carries into 3,796 yards (5.60 YPC) and 50 TDs, adding 73 catches. He ran 4.57 at the Combine, also impressing in the vertical (39") and broad (10'1") jumps with one of the fastest 20-yard shuttle times (4.10) by a running back. On tape, Ajayi looks like Marshawn Lynch with a compact, muscular build but isn't quite as physical. More of a loose-hipped finesse back, Ajayi is an extremely aggressive runner with light feet and an ability to change speeds on a dime. Ajayi fumbled 11 times at Boise and must tighten up his pass protection, but could eventually be a three-down back if he works out the kinks and stays healthy. He's competition for Lamar Miller, but perhaps not an immediate 2015 threat.
May 2 - 2:28 PM

ESPN NFL Insider Jon Gruden pegs Boise State RB Jay Ajayi as "a big back with Ricky Watters-type size" who "is a slasher with good production," but said he would "need to find out whether we could coach him up in other areas of the game" before drafting the prospect.

Gruden questions several aspects of Ajayi's game -- and never mentions health concerns, which might hurt his NFL evaluation the most -- including catching, pass protection and ball security. "Pro coaches are going to blitz you. Rex Ryan is coming after you, and the running back has to pick up the blitz. Is this something we can train or is it something guys just don't get into?" Gruden said. The former coach concluded: "I see the running skills and hear the measurables, but when you break down pass protection, it has to be looked at carefully. That was a concern when I watched Boise State."
Apr 30 - 3:30 PM

"Several teams" have removed Boise State RB Jay Ajayi from their board or "backed way off" due to medical questions, according to Bob McGinn.

The medical in question is Ajayi's knee as he underwent knee surgery in 2011. One beat writer previously described the knee as "shredded" during the time of injury. "I just don't know if he'll hold up physically," one scout told McGinn. We think Ajayi is extremely talented with long speed, occasionally breaking tackles and comfort in space as a receiver, but keep the injury in mind of more talented backs go off the board before Ajayi.
Apr 26 - 9:44 AM


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