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Boise State redshirt junior TE Jake Roh missed Saturday's practice due to a left leg injury.

Roh was spotted sporting a large brace on his left leg on Saturday. There is no word as of yet regarding the exact nature of the 6-foot-2, 209-pounder's injury or how it was sustained. Playing in a loaded Broncos offense, a healthy Roh holds sleeper value in deeper formats. Last season, he caught 33 passes for 357 yards and a touchdown.
Aug 27 - 3:43 PM

Boise State HC Bryan Harsin would not commit to redshirt sophomore S Dylan Sumner-Gardner or redshirt senior S Chanceller James starting the season-opener against Louisiana.

Sumner-Gardner was held out of the Poinsettia Bowl due to an undisclosed violation of team rules back in December while James did not participate in the spring game for reasons unknown. Both young men are likely starters for the 2016 season, assuming they can extricate themselves from Harsin's doghouse. Harsin wouldn't show his hand at Mountain West media days, though. "It’s where it is right now, just with our team," he said. "I’ll kind of leave it at that." He did eventually soften off of that vague stance, at least offering that "[w]hat those guys need to do and you go back to the education part of things, they are doing it." Should their punishments stretch into August and threaten the September 3 opener against Louisiana, redshirt junior S Cameron Hartsfield and redshirt freshman S Evan Tyler would figure to see additional reps and opportunities.
Jul 31 - 1:24 PM

Speaking at Mountain West Media Days, Boise State HC Bryan Harsin indicated that he does not put stock in the high preseason predictions for the Broncos.

"Hopefully we’re undefeated," Harsin said. "I hope everything you guys [in the media] say happens. But it doesn’t mean anything right now because we haven’t done anything." In the Mountain West media's preseason poll, Boise State was predicted to win the Mountain Division by 27 of 29 writers. Air Force siphoned off the two remaining first-place ballots, with San Diego State earning all 29 first-place votes to win the West Division. The Broncos showed flashes of beauty last season, but fell victim to several puzzling losses on their way to a 9-4 finish. The team is not dancing around the disappointment, with senior LB Ben Weaver saying, "The chip on our shoulder has increased tremendously, especially losing two games at home. It wasn’t our standard last year, and we all know that."
Jul 30 - 6:19 PM

Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo called Boise State junior RB Jeremy McNichols the "nation’s top run/pass threat out of the backfield behind Christian McCaffrey."

McNichols finished the 2015 campaign with 1,337 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns plus a stellar 51-460-6 line as a receiver. PFF gave him the second-best receiving grade and seventh-best overall grade in the country last year. He also ranked fourth with 52.5 percent of his yards coming on 15-plus yard scampers. McNichols placed No. 83 in Pro Football Focus' college football player rankings.
Jul 8 - 6:42 PM

Boise State sophomore QB Brett Rypien "overcame some spotty ball skills from his pass-catchers" to "thrive" as a freshman, writes Pro Football Focus' Jeff Dooley.

Rypien posted PFF's No. 14th passing grade among returning quarterbacks during the 2015 campaign. He was especially good under duress, with an adjusted completion percentage on pressure dropbacks that ranked No. 5 among returners. As for his receivers, Rypien suffered from the eighth-highest drop rate in the nation.
Jun 17 - 7:25 PM

Three-star 2017 QB Chase Cord committed to Boise State.

Cord indicated earlier this month that he was hoping to make a commitment before he began his senior season at Sunrise Mountain High in Peoria, Arizona. Done and done. The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder took to Twitter on Memorial Day to announce his decision. "I felt like a major priority when I visited," he said. "I loved the coaches, the academics, how they’ve been able to get the most out of their quarterbacks." Colorado, Utah and San Diego State were all in the mix for Cord's commitment prior to his weekend decision. Rivals tags him as their No. 25 pro-style quarterback in the upcoming class.
May 31 - 12:45 PM

Three-star 2017 QB Chase Cord is looking to make a commitment decision before the start of his senior season.

Cord hails from Peoria, Arizona, and his top schools exude a decidedly Western flare. "Favorites are Colorado, Boise State, Utah and SDSU. Utah is a big offer we’re definitely going to look into," Cord said. "They have been down a couple times and I've built a relationship with them over the past couple weeks." The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder ranks as Rivals' No. 25 pro-style quarterback prospect for 2017.
Source: Rivals
May 28 - 4:42 PM

The Idaho Statesman's Dave Southorn reports that redshirt sophomore LB Marquis Hendrix and redshirt sophomore freshman CB Donzale Roddie have been expelled due to a Title IX sexual misconduct investigation.

These expulsions have been confirmed by the players' families. Redshirt freshman S Darreon Jackson has also been suspended for one year. The misconduct investigation was launched last fall after a female student told Title IX Director of Compliance Annie Kerrick that the three players forced her to perform oral sex. Jack Hendrix, father of Marquis, went on an ugly rant to the Statesman regarding the expulsion, saying, "There are some promiscuous young ladies hiding behind Title IX, and there’s a vendetta against football by those investigators. There was no police investigation, or no repercussions for her actions."
May 26 - 3:51 PM

Boise State senior LB Tanner Vallejo regressed from a +45.5 PFF grade (No. 1 in the 2017 class) in 2014 to a +7.2 (26th) last year.

His 2014 grade was No. 3 among all linebackers, behind only Paul Dawson and Scooby Wright III. Last year was a disaster. Vallejo missed two games with an unspecified injury and wasn't that great when he was on the field. In a little more than half the snaps, he allowed the same amount of receptions (19) last year that he did in 2014 and gave up 235 yards in 2015 compared to 142 in 2014. Not only that, but Vallejo didn't even deflect one ball last year. His run defense also graded out as mediocre.
May 16 - 11:29 PM

Saints signed Boise State C Marcus Henry.

Henry (6'3/300) made 39 starts for the Broncos, earning first-team All-WAC honors as both a junior and senior. With short arms (32") and small hands (8 7/8"), Henry is a center-only prospect, albeit a decent one with adequate athleticism and a competitive, gritty playing demeanor. Snubbed for a Combine invite and a career overachiever, Henry has a chance to overcome his physical limitations on sheer will.
May 1 - 12:46 PM

Seahawks selected Boise State OG Rees Odhiambo with the No. 97 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Odhiambo (6'4/314) made 25 starts at Boise State, manning the blind side and earning first-team All-Mountain West as a senior. That was despite fracturing his ankle eight games into the 2015 season. Injury riddled, Odhiambo never played a full season. When healthy, Odhiambo is a heavy-handed power player whose game may fit best inside in the NFL. Odhiambo's poor Pro Day numbers suggest he's still in the recovery process.
Apr 29 - 11:16 PM

Giants selected Boise State S Darian Thompson with the No. 71 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

Thompson (6'1/208) made 44 starts for the Broncos, piling up 15 tackles for loss and a school-record 19 interceptions, and earning third-team All-America honors as a senior. He sent up athletic red flags at the Combine, running 4.69 with a 32 1/2-inch vertical. Although he was a ballhawk in the Mountain West, Thompson was burned for ten touchdown passes over his final three years and lacks the range and length to hold up in NFL pass coverage. He's an undersized box safety with a questionable fit in the league.
Apr 29 - 10:01 PM

Ravens selected Boise State OLB Kamalei Correa with the No. 42 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Correa (6'3/243) started 27 games for the Broncos, tallying 31.5 career tackles for loss, 20 sacks, and five forced fumbles. He earned first-team All-Mountain West in 2014 and second-team accolades last year, before turning pro. Correa's Combine was okay-not-great, running 4.69 with a 33-inch vertical and disappointing 9-foot broad jump. Correa is a lightweight, high-effort pass rusher with some explosion to his game, but lacks a power element and needs to refine his technique. He may be a year or two away from challenging for consistent snaps behind Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervil, and Za'Darius Smith.
Apr 29 - 8:05 PM

An NFL scout who spoke with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said, "I thought [Boise State OL Rees Odhiambo] was nasty."

"Excellent strength, tenacity, finish. I thought he was nasty. Strong lower body. Good short set and hands-on anchor. Very good player," the scout said. Odhiambo's real stock killer might be his health. As another evaluator noted, "He never completed a full season. It's serious stuff." Odhiambo suffered a season-ending ankle injury in October, one which required surgery. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote in early April that if healthy, he has the talent of a top-75 pick. If he slides, it will almost certainly be because of health.
Apr 26 - 10:43 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline hears that of late, the Jets have been "poking around" Boise State edge rusher Kamalei Correa.

"Correa perfectly fits the Jets need for a pass-rushing linebacker and comes with the athleticism and skill to drop off the line then play in space," Pauline noted. "The 20th pick of Round 1, which the Jets presently own, is about the starting point for consideration of Correa." Earlier in the week, the analyst relayed that the Colts would consider the 6-foot-3, 243-pounder at No. 18 if Leonard Floyd is already off the board. Noah Spence could be in play for the Colts, too, if they can stomach the off-field question marks.
Apr 23 - 6:47 PM


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