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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

Multiple outlets are reporting that Boise State has hired former Fresno State OC Eric Kiesau to serve as WR coach.

Kiesau not only acted as offensive coordinator last season, he had a four-game cup of head-coaching coffee when he stepped as interim head coach in the wake of Tim DeRuyter's in-season termination. Among Kiesau's previous collegiate stops, Utah State, Cal, Colorado, Washington and Kansas. Plus a one-year gig as offensive analyst for Alabama in 2015.
Jan 17 - 3:09 PM

Boise State AD Curt Apsey indicated that he does not believe HC Bryan Harsin will be taking the open head-coaching position at Minnesota.

Current Minnesota AD Mark Coyle hired Harsin at Boise State in 2013 during his tenure with the Broncos. Despite that obvious connection, Apsey is outwardly unconcerned, saying, "What I can tell you about coach Harsin is he is interested in being the coach at Boise State and that’s where his focus is. He is, without a doubt, 100 percent focused on getting his staff and his team prepared for 2017." We have yet to see Harsin's name seriously linked to Minnesota. It was reported back in December that he did interview with Oregon after the Ducks fired HC Mark Helfrich, but that job ultimately went to USF HC Willie Taggart.
Jan 5 - 8:08 PM

Boise State RB Jeremy McNichols has dealt with a shoulder injury that could complicate his draft process, according to Tony Pauline.

Pauline states McNichols has dealt with the injury for about a year, so note if it pops up during NFL Combine medicals or team visits. A number of running backs could have shoulder check ups, including McNichols and Dalvin Cook. It is worth nothing that McNichols carried the ball 314 times this season. If everything goes well, McNichols could land in the third round.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 09:53:00 AM

Boise State junior RB Jeremy McNichols rushed for 46 yards on 19 carries in the school's 31-12 loss to Baylor.

It was a disappointing end to McNichols' college career, as Boise State could not get going against Baylor's defense. McNichols added 24 receiving yards and could be in line for a second day selection, depending on the rest of the draft process.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 09:39:00 AM

Boise State junior RB Jeremy McNichols will forego his final season of collegiate eligibility to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft.

FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman reported that McNichols would take the plunge earlier on Monday. The Boise State star made it official via a lengthy Twitter post later in the day. This past season, the 5-foot-9, 205-pound junior rushed for 1,663 yards and 23 touchdowns over the course of 12 games played. McNichols could potentially land as a Day 2 pick when all is said and done.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 05:22:00 PM


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