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Boise State redshirt senior WR Matt Miller caught five passes for 74 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 38-21 win over UConn.

Miller's first touchdown occurred on a double move, which created plenty of space away from the corner. The ten-year (kidding) Boise State footballer projects as a third day prospect.
Sep 13 - 3:41 PM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi was held to 39 yards on 18 carries in the school's 38-21 win over UConn.

UConn could have focused on stopping Ajayi in this game, and we saw evidence of that as multiple big plays were made off play action. We expect Ajayi to test very well during the draft process, but he is more of an athlete than running back right now.
Sep 13 - 3:27 PM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi "has exciting skills at the running back position that translate well to the NFL," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler

"Ajayi has exciting skills at the running back position that translate well to the NFL. Watching tape of him over the summer, it became evident quickly that he was the real deal and so far through two games in 2014, he has appeared to get even better, Brugler wrote. The Boise State prospect rushed for 219 yards on 33 carries with a pair of touchdowns in a 37-24 win against Colorado State on Saturday. Brugler notes that due to the high volume of carries and "proven punishment and talent, it's hard to imagine Ajayi sticking around for his senior season." As a sophomore last season, Ajayi averaged 5.7 yards a carry, while leading the Mountain West Conference with 1,425 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 9 - 2:15 PM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi is expected to declare for the draft after the season, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"The junior, who’s expected to enter the draft after this season, turned in a wow performance against conference foe Colorado State," Pauline wrote. "Ajayi finished with 219-yards on 33-carries (6.6-yard average) and 2 scores against a defense considered tops in the Mountain West Conference. He also added 4 receptions for 61-yards and another touchdown. Scouts speak highly of Ajayi and love his pounding style as well as the agility he displays eluding defenders. If he works out well prior to the draft its unlikely Ajayi makes it out of the second round." The 6-foot, 220-pound Ajayi averaged 5.7 yards per carry and led the Mountain West Conference with 1,425 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns last year during his sophomore campaign.
Sep 8 - 7:37 PM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi rushed for 219 yards on 33 carries and a pair of touchdowns in a 37-24 win against Colorado State on Saturday.

Ajayi added 61 receiving yards and a touchdown on four receptions. The 6-foot, 220-pound Ajayi averaged 5.7 yards per carry and led the Mountain West Conference with 1,425 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns last year in his sophomore season. He's right in line to challenge his career bests in the rushing stats, but he's going to shatter his career best marks in the passing game. Ajayi had 22 catches for 222 yards last year. So far, he has 16 catches and 154 receiving yards.
Sep 8 - 1:18 AM

Boise State redshirt junior OT Rees Odhiambo's difficulties with Robert Nkemdiche last weekend had a damaging effect on his draft stock, wrote TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"When healthy last season Odhiambo displayed skill and next level ability at right tackle," Pauline wrote. "Moving over to the left side this season, he was exploited by sophomore and budding star Robert Nkemdiche during Boise’s defeat at the hands of ‘Ole Miss. Odhiambo was outclassed and looked out of place at his new position, which won’t help his stock." Odhiambo missed five regular-season games due to injury last year. After the campaign, he was named Fall 2013 Academic All-Mountain West.
Sep 3 - 9:48 PM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi rushed for 86 yards on 20 carries and added 93 receiving yards and a touchdown on 12 receptions in the school's 35-13 loss to Ole Miss.

Ajayi did fumble in the first quarter, which some believe is his biggest weakness, but Boise State recovered it. The 12 receptions really stand out, as NFL teams continue to look for running backs with receiving ability. The 2015 class is loaded at running back, and Ajayi might be another piece.
Aug 29 - 10:03 AM

Dane Brugler of CBS Sports believes Boise State redshirt senior WR Matt Miller is a "possession target who needs to be a more consistent hands-catcher to prove he's a draftable player."

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Miller set a Broncos record with 88 receptions last season, ranking No. 21 nationally with 6.8 catches per game. "Miller is a flexible athlete with coordinated movements, but his average speed won't take the top off defenses and lack of dynamic routes makes it tough for him to consistently create separation," Brugler wrote. Earlier this month, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline graded Miller as a seventh-round prospect, but added that NFL scouts don't currently have a draftable grade on him.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 17 - 9:57 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes that Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi needs to "improve his ball security" to be seen "as viable early round pick."

"He plays fast, but sometimes too fast and will run into his own blockers and needs to improve his ability in pass protection. But above all, Ajayi needs to eliminate the fumbles and improve his ball security to be viewed as a viable early round pick. Based on tape study, it wouldn't surprise me if he earns second and third round grades from NFL scouts," Brugler writes. The Broncos prospect was the leading rusher in the Mountain West Conference with 1,425 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns in his sophomore season. The 6-foot, 220-pound Ajayi averaged 5.7 yards per carry, showing good acceleration and explosiveness that evaluators look for at the next level. Ajayi is looking to follow the footsteps of former Broncos RB Doug Martin, with the idea of hearing his name called in the first round of the draft.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 14 - 1:40 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline grades Boise State redshirt senior WR Matt Miller as a seventh-round prospect, but notes that NFL scouts disagree with him.

"[Miller] does not even register on the radar for a number of scouts," Pauline wrote. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Miller set a Boise State record with 88 receptions last season, and he ranked No. 21 nationally with 6.8 catches per game. In addition, his 1,140 receiving yards were the third-most in school history. He's got one season to align scouts' opinions with Pauline's.
Jul 7 - 1:57 PM

Boise State has agreed to pay a negotiated exit fee of $2.3 million to the American Athletic Conference.

The lawsuit began when the Broncos reneged on joining the Big East Conference in 2012. The school was unhappy that the conference hadn't secured more western teams and a better television package. The AAC had been seeking $5 million in exit fees.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 5 - 4:14 PM

DraftInsider.net's Tony Pauline graded Boise State redshirt junior Jay Ajayi as a fourth-rounder, but notes that Ajayi is "graded much higher in the scouting community."

"Several area scouts tell me they could see Ajayi landing in the second round if he has a good campaign then enters the draft," Pauline wrote. The 6-foot, 220-pound Ajayi runs a 4.54 forty. He enjoyed a superb sophomore campaign, collecting 1,425 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns along with 222 receiving yards and a TD. That effort led to First-Team All-Mountain West honors.
Jul 4 - 1:37 PM

Boise State and the American Athletic Conference are scheduled for mediation in June over a settlement for exit fees.

Boise State’s decision not to join the conference resulted in lawsuits on both sides. BSU sued the conference in April 2013, claiming damages. The AAC filed a countersuit in May 2013, claiming the school owed $5 million in exit fees as part of the "membership expansion agreement" signed by the two parties. "I'm hopeful that we can put this to bed," Boise State President Bob Kustra said. "... There wouldn’t be a mediation if the two parties didn’t agree we were closer."
May 22 - 9:16 PM

The NCAA granted a Boise State waiver request to offer immediate financial assistance to homeless recruit DE Antoine Turner.

Due to financial and family issues, Turner has been living at a motel, in his girlfriend's car, and on park benches. Boise State's compliance department warned boosters it would be an NCAA violation to provide Turner financial assistance. Turner, 6-foot-3, 280-pound defensive end, can immediately receive room and board on campus.
Source: NCAA
May 14 - 8:14 PM

Bears selected Boise State G/T Charles Leno with the No. 246 overall pick in the NFL draft.

Leno (6-foot-3 7/8, 303) made 39 starts for the Broncos, including 26 at left tackle, and earned first-team All-Mountain West honors as a senior. He showed above-average athleticism at Boise's Pro Day, running 5.25 with a 9-foot-4 broad jump and 31 1/2-inch vertical. Leno is likely ticketed for guard in the pros, but has outstanding length (34 3/8" arms) for pass protection and moves well enough to become a puller and/or zone blocker. He'll need a "redshirt" year before pushing LG Matt Slauson for snaps in Chicago.
May 10 - 6:44 PM


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