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Boise State RB Jay Ajayi posted 4.57 and 4.62 forty-yard times at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Believe it or not, the 6-foot, 221-pound Ajayi was amongst the forty leaders in the running back group. The tough runner added 19 reps on the bench. A home run threat as a runner and receiver who plays with an edge, Ajayi told the media he patterns his game after Demarco Murray. Interestingly, he has met with the Cowboys and could potentially be Murray's replacement. It will probably take a second-round pick to secure Ajayi's services.
Feb 21 - 9:47 PM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi mentioned that he has an official meeting set up with the Dallas Cowboys, according to DallasCowboys.com's staff writer David Helman.

With the Cowboys leaning towards applying the franchise tag on WR Dez Bryant, RB Demarco Murray's future is up in the air in Dallas. The Cowboys could be looking at cheaper RB options via the draft to help out there situation. With a quality group of running backs in the first 3 rounds, the 6-foot, 216-pound Ajayi could offer Dallas a player with a potential three-down-back skill set. The Boise State prospect could hear his name called in the second round of the draft.
Feb 19 - 3:03 PM

Boise State QB Grant Hedrick made his debut on Mel Kiper's QB rankings at No. 10.

Hedrick was joined by fellow newcomers Rakeem Cato (Marshall) and Mark Myers (John Carroll). "I'm not sure any QB has moved up for me more in the past month than Hedrick, who has a chance to stick on a roster," Kiper wrote. "He lacks height (he is just under 6 feet) but does a lot of other things well." How surprising is the love for Hedrick this late in the process? Consider this: This is the first update we've ever written about him.
Feb 17 - 6:51 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline notes that there is "wide opinion on where" Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi "ranks amongst ball carriers."

"Right now I’m told there’s a wide opinion on where Jay Ajayi ranks amongst ball carriers. Some teams grade the Boise State junior as the second or third rated running back on their board while others have him listed as low as the eight or ninth back. For the record Ajayi is our third rated running back," Pauline wrote. The 6-foot, 216-pound Ajayi runs with power and shows a ton of athleticism out of the backfield. Ajayi shows dual-threat ability and poses a threat in the passing game. Rotoworld's Josh Norris has Ajayi as his fourth rated running back.
Feb 17 - 3:25 PM

One AFC scout tells NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein, that Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi is his "favorite because he can do everything you want from a back."

"Of all the backs in this draft, Ajayi might be my favorite because he can do everything you want from a back and you don't have to find a complementary back to pick up the slack for him in any one area," the AFC scout told Zierlein." The 6-foot, 216-pound back offers up a nice combination of size, vision and athleticism. The Boise State stud brings a down-hill running style to the table, and has the ability to break tackles and do the dirty work. Ajayi is also a weapon in the passing game, recording 50 receptions for 536 yards and four touchdowns. Look for Ajayi's services to be had in the second round of the draft.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 10 - 3:22 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis believes Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi is better than Doug Martin.

"He's going to be one of those kids who, as soon as we talk about him, people will go, 'What is the comparison?' Immediately, people are going to compare him to the Muscle Hamster, who also came out of Boise State, in Doug Martin," Davis said. "I don't think (Ajayi) is Doug Martin -- I like him better than Martin coming out, and Martin hit the league like a bomb but has had some injury trouble since then." Colleague Daniel Jeremiah also heaped praise on the former Bronco. "Jay Ajayi is a player I didn't really know much about when I put on the tape, but I loved the way he ran the football," Jeremiah said. "The power he had was impressive, the vision was impressive. Overall, his balance is what makes him rare." NFL Media's Lance Zierlein believes Ajayi's skill set is comparable to Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 9 - 9:49 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein believes Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi's skill set is comparable to Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch.

"Ajayi (6-foot, 216 pounds) is about the same size as Lynch was entering the league, but what really catches my eye is that Ajayi has the same wide base as he approaches the line of scrimmage," Zierlein wrote. The Boise State prospect ran for more than 1,800 yards this past season for the Broncos. Ajayi combines power with open field athleticism, and Zierlein notes Ajayi's "wide, powerful base," and the way he runs very aggressively is like Marshawn Lynch. Right now, Zierlein is clear in saying that Ajayi is not as good as Lynch, "but his running style is very similar."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 4 - 2:23 PM

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah ranks Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi as the No. 35 overall prospect.

"Ajayi is a very tough, physical runner with excellent production," Jeremiah wrote. "He is at his best on inside runs where his combination of vision, power and short area quickness is effective. On outside runs, he lacks elite speed to the perimeter, but he has the elusiveness to make defenders miss when he squares up to the line of scrimmage. He has soft hands out of the backfield but he needs to be more consistent in pass protection. Overall, I love this player's physical playing style and believe he could be a dependable starter at the next level." Ajayi ran for more than 1,800 yards this past season. The 6-foot, 216-pound Ajayi combines power with open field athleticism. This allows him to break contact or destroy tacklers' angles.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 31 - 7:28 PM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi rushed for 134 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries in the school's 38-30 win over Arizona.

Ajayi's receiving totals were not as shiny, catching five passes for -2 yards. Ajayi already declared for the NFL draft and this was a great note to end on. The running back will test well for his size, and he combines power with open field athleticism. This allows him to break contact or destroy tacklers' angles.
Jan 1 - 10:15 AM

CBS Sport's Dane Brugler wrote that Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi "does a terrific job following his blockers and using his agile feet and rubber joints to make defenders miss and bounce off potential tacklers."

"He controls his acceleration well with initial burst, turning on the jets and finishing with above average balance," Brugler wrote. "Ajayi also has acrobatic ballskills to be effective out of the backfield as a receiver. He has electric athleticism to be a threat any time he touches the ball, but needs to improve his grip and ball security to cut down on the fumbles." Ajayi heads into the Fiesta Bowl against Arizona with 1,689 rushing yards and 25 rushing touchdowns, as well as 45 receptions for 536 yards and four scores. He rushed for 1,425 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2013. "Ajayi doesn't have the best name recognition nationally, but he adds his name to a talented running back class that includes Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon, Georgia's Todd Gurley and a handful of other juniors who are expected to declare early and be top-100 draft picks," Brugler wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 04:43:00 PM

CBS Sport's Dane Brugler calls Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi a "talented all-around RB with a day two projection."

"BoiseState RB Jay Ajayi has announced he'll enter the 2015 NFL Draft. Talented all-around RB with a day two projection," Brugler tweeted. The 6-foot, 216-pound Ajayi, has rushed for 1,689 rushing yards and 25 rushing touchdowns, with 45 receptions for 536 yards and four scores. We believe that Ajayi will hear his name called at some point on Day 2 of the draft.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 02:37:00 PM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi announced on Sunday that he will declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.

The decision reportedly was made before Ajayi heard back from the NFL College Advisory Board, which isn't a big surprise, as he'd no doubt decided to bolt at some point during the season. Ajayi heads into the Fiesta Bowl against Arizona with 1,689 rushing yards and 25 rushing touchdowns, as well as 45 receptions for 536 yards and four scores. It's been reported that some scouts like Ajayi more than former Broncos' runner Doug Martin. We think the newest BSU star runner will hear his name called at some point on Day 2.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:55:00 PM

Boise State submitted redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi's evaluation request to the NFL College Advisory Board.

Broncos HC Bryan Hardin said Ajayi is expected to decide before the Fiesta Bowl whether he'll enter the draft. That announcement could come on Dec. 27, when the BSU offense holds a press conference in anticipation of its game against Arizona later that week. "We need to really hash all that out," Hardin said. "We’ll let everybody know when it’s the right time. We’ll do it before the bowl game. We’re not going to do it after the bowl game. When his decision is made, then we’ll let everyone know that, but it will be before the bowl game, before we get down there and not after." Ajayi has rushed for 1,689 yards and 25 scores this season, and caught 45 balls for 536 yards and four touchdowns. He could go as high as Round 2.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 10:28:00 PM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi rushed for 70 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in Saturday's 28-14 win against Fresno State.

It was a surprisingly quiet night for Ajayi, who didn't record a reception. After jumping out to a 28-0 lead early in the third quarter, the Broncos packed it in with an eye on keeping their stars healthy. This was the first time since September that Ajayi didn't rush for more than 100 yards in a game. He's rushed for 1,689 yards and 25 scores, and caught 45 balls for 536 yards and four TDs.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 11:21:00 PM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi displayed "outstanding vision, pitter-pat and toughness" in a win over Utah State, wrote NFL.com's Bucky Brooks.

"Ajayi is beginning to generate some buzz on the West Coast with his sensational production as the Broncos' workhorse runner," the analyst wrote. Ajayi has rushed for more than 100 yards in seven straight games and slapped down 229 yards versus USU, which put the Broncos in the Mountain West Championship Game. "With Ajayi displaying home-run speed and acceleration, scouts should pay close attention to the burgeoning superstar who is running rampant in the Mountain West," Brooks wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 09:50:00 PM


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