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NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compared Boise State RB Jeremy McNichols to Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker.

This comp fits well in terms of both size (Booker sits at 5-foot-11, 218 pounds; McNichols at 5-foot-9, 214 pounds) and potential draft slot, as the Broncos drafted Booker in the fourth round of last spring's draft -- very similar to McNichols' stock projection. Writes Zierlein, "McNichols needs work in pass protection and will likely create yardage with wiggle more than power, but he has the ability to contribute on all three downs and could find early work in a committee before challenging for starter's reps."
Source: NFL.com
Apr 18 - 10:15 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports that the Buffalo Bills "think highly" of Boise State LB Tanner Vallejo.

Keep Buffalo in mind for Day 3 of the draft, when Vallejo is likely to go off the board. The Bills are showing interest, as are the Falcons and Panthers. Those latter two squads have set up private workouts for the 6-foot-1, 226-pounder. Injuries have proven problematic for Vallejo in the past, including a broken wrist which required surgery near the end of the 2016 season. He was able to work the bench press on pro day, a good sign that the wrist is feeling up to snuff.
Mar 31 - 4:04 PM

Boise State WR Thomas Sperbeck ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds during Thursday's pro day.

Sperbeck's 4.47s sprint topped all comers at the Boise State pro day. "I think especially today I kind of surprised some people with my times. I think some guys don’t think I have the athletic ability, but I think I do, and I’m pretty football smart, so I have that going for me," said the 5-foot-11, 180-pound wideout. Sperbeck exited stage left in Boise as the program's all-time leading receiver with 3,601 yards. He has topped 1,200 yards in each of the past two seasons. Unless a squad takes a flier on him in Round 6 or Round 7, Sperbeck will probably have to find an NFL home as an undrafted free agent.
Mar 31 - 12:33 PM

Boise State LB Tanner Vallejo has private workouts scheduled with the Falcons and the Panthers.

Vallejo tested in the 32nd percentile at the NFL Combine and stands at 6-foot-1 and 228-pounds. He projects as a third day prospect for depth and special teams value.
Source: Idaho Press
Mar 31 - 11:36 AM

Pro Football Focus compared Boise State RB Jeremy McNichols to former New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas.

"Like Thomas, McNichols is of similar build and holds his own in strength and yards after contact," notes the PFF analysis team. The outlet writes that the 5-foot-9, 214-pounder's "vision can be a bit sporadic at times but he should be an above-average runner at the next level." They believe he might be best suited splitting time with another back or two in the NFL, an opinion that Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline would seem to agree with. Pauline wrote earlier this month that McNichols' upside will likely come as part of a rotation, rather than as a workhorse.
Mar 30 - 2:59 PM

An NFC regional scout said that "you might as well throw out this year [for Boise State LB Tanner Vallejo]" due to injury.

Vallejo underwent season-ending wrist surgery near the end of November. Prior to that surgery, he played with a broken wrist for several games during the past campaign. Said the NFC regional scout, "I hate going all the way back to his sophomore year but I think you have to at least look at that tape to get a feel for who he might be able to become." Let us now look at that sophomore campaign. Back in 2014, the 6-foot-1, 226-pounder registered 99 tackles (15.5 for loss), three sacks, an interception and four passes defended over the course of 14 games played. That season was the only collegiate campaign in which he appeared in more than 10 games. He could see draft interest near the end of Day 3.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 21 - 10:30 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline believes Boise State RB Jeremy McNichols is "going to be a very good rotational back at the next level."

"He’s a multi-cut ball carrier with the quickness and footwork to create yardage and is also a terrific pass catcher out of the backfield," Pauline wrote. "McNichols will likely be selected on the final day of the draft and develop into a productive third-down back." McNichols entered the process with big questions regarding his size, athleticism and durability. He answered the athleticism bit at the NFL Combine by posting a 4.49-second 40-yard dash and leaps of 35.5 inches (vertical) and 121 inches (broad). He checked into Indy at a modest 5-foot-9, 214 pounds.
Mar 20 - 12:45 PM

Boise State hired Lamar OL coach Brad Bedell to serve in the same capacity.

Bedell replaces Scott Hoff, who has moved on to Washington. He had himself an incredibly short stint at Lamar, having just been hired in January. Prior to accepting that job, he spent the 2016 season as a quality control assistant at Baylor. He previously worked under Boise State HC Bryan Harsin at Arkansas State in 2013. "Our mentality has to be to go out and dominate the man across from you," Bedell said in a statement. "If we can do that, just be dirt dogs, guys who bring their lunch pail and hard hat every day, the rest of our guys will be able to do their thing."
Mar 10 - 1:01 PM

Boise State RB Jeremy McNichols put in a 4.49-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday.

McNichols measured in at a modest 5-foot-9, 214 pounds, but he performed quite well in testing work. The 4.49-second 40-yard dash time was more than speedy enough and he also offered up healthy leaps of 35.5 inches (vertically) and 121 inches (broad). Just about the only rain cloud, here: McNichols did not participate in the bench press, as he will be undergoing surgery to repair his labrum once everything has wrapped in Indianapolis.
Source: SB Nation
Mar 3 - 7:00 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports that Boise State RB Jeremy McNichols will likely undergo labrum surgery after the NFL Combine.

McNichols currently intends to participate in the Combine. Pauline was on McNichols' woes going back to December, noting then that the prospect had been dealing with shoulder issues for a year. McNichols rushed for 1,709 yards with 23 touchdowns during his sensational final campaign. He added 37 catches for 474 yards and four more scores. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom is tepid about his pro potential due to an uninspiring size/speed combination and durability concerns.
Feb 10 - 4:02 PM

Boise State dismissed senior LB Kameron Miles following a charge of misdemeanor domestic battery.

The charge of misdemeanor domestic battery has to do with an altercation with a woman at a home. Miles was also arrested on Jan. 10 on a misdemeanor charge of possessing drug paraphernalia with intent to use. The former four-star recruit began his career at Texas A&M before getting kicked off the team in the spring of 2014 because of theft.
Feb 8 - 4:42 PM

Boise State signed four-star 2017 CB Jermani Brown.

HC Bryan Harsin's Broncos aren't always able to scoop up four-star talent. They sealed the deal on Brown, though, and didn't have much issue doing so. Indeed, Boise State held his commitment without a wobble after he pledged himself to the blue cause back in mid-August. According to ESPN, the 5-foot-11, 175-pounder is a "[v]ersatile coverage defender," one who "excels in both man and zone schemes." Scout.com is high on his instincts and general athleticism, though they do believe (stop us if you've heard this one before) that he will need to add weight once he joins the Broncos.
Feb 1 - 6:10 PM

Boise State received a verbal commitment from three-star 2017 RB Drake Beasley Jr.

"Beasley has a nice combination of speed, quickness and power," writes Scout.com's Greg Biggins. "He's not a big back but can break tackles and runs very hard between the tackles." The analyst adds that the 5-foot-11, 185-pounder is "at his best in space and when he gets in to the open field, he can take it to the house." Scout ranks Beasley as the No. 5 running back prospect in the state of California.
Source: Scout.com
Jan 28 - 3:33 PM

Kansas coach David Beaty denied the transfer of former Boise State S Darreon Jackson.

"David Beaty has told us that (Jackson) is not among the prospects we are recruiting," said a university spokesman. On Monday, Jackson had announced his commitment to the Jayhawks on Twitter. Jackson was one of three players kicked off the Boise State team prior to last season following a university sexual-assault investigation. No criminal charges were filed. Jackson played at Coffeyville Community College last season.
Jan 26 - 12:53 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. indicated that he believes Boise State WR Thomas Sperbeck could carve out a role in the NFL.

While Kiper likes Sperbeck's skill-set, Day 3 is the best he can realistically hope for come the draft. Undrafted free agency is also well within the field of play for the 6-foot, 175-pounder. Said Kiper on his Thursday conference call, "I think he can make it as a slot receiver in this league with his smarts and his hands and his concentration." Sperbeck's career at Boise State was of the brilliant variety, as he surpassed 1,200 yards receiving in each of his final two seasons with the Broncos.
Jan 19 - 8:58 PM


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