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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.
Oct 22 - 10:31 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.
Oct 18 - 10:14 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
Oct 13 - 10:31 AM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi ran for 152 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries in Boise State's 51-46 triumph over Nevada on Saturday.

Every other game, Ajayi has rushed for 150 yards or more. That probably means he'll be held below 90 yards a week from Friday versus Fresno State (BSU has a bye on deck). Ajayi may not end up matching last season's 1,425 rushing yards and 18 ground touchdowns, but he's already surpassed all of his receiving numbers from last year with 31 catches for 280 yards and a pair of scores. Scouts are impressed with both his strong running style and his shiftiness in the backfield.
Oct 6 - 12:23 AM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi ran for 63 yards in Boise State's 28-14 loss to Air Force on Saturday.

Ajayi was coming off a 150 yard rushing effort against Louisiana-Lafayette, but he failed to find the same running lanes against tougher competition. Ajayi rushed for 63 yards on 17 attempts and caught five balls for 58 yards. Boise State has given Ajayi a bigger role in the passing game this season. His 28 receptions through five games have already surpassed the season total of 22 that Ajayi hauled in in 2013. Ajayi rushed for 1,425 yards and 18 rushing touchdowns in that breakout sophomore campaign. Scouts have been impressed with both his strong running style and his shiftiness in the backfield.
Sep 29 - 12:58 AM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi had 150 yards on 27 carries in a win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.

Ajayi also slapped down five catches for 37 yards on the Ragin' Cajuns. Ajayi's yards per rush and reception are a little down this year, but we've noticed defenses keying on him, so it's probably not anything to worry about just yet. 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. Ajayi is expected to declare for the draft after the season, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported earlier this month.
Sep 22 - 2:32 AM

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


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