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2015 NFL DRAFT

Jay Ajayi, RB

School: Boise State  |  Conference: MWC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Plano, TX
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 216 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
7882-3

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Quick feet and controls his acceleration well with the explosive qualities needed for the next level. Has a limber, flexible body type with rubber joints and nimble lateral moves to juke, flashing the balance to makes defenders miss or brush off contact.

WEAKNESSES: 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.

--Dane Brugler (8/25/14)

Player Overview

The Boise State program has produced two running backs drafted in the top-40 picks, most recently Doug Martin 31st overall in 2012. And rising redshirt junior Jay Ajayi is hoping to add his name to that list. The top returning rusher in the conference, Ajayi put his name on the NFL radar with 1,425 rushing yards and 18 rushing scores last season, averaging 5.7 yards per carry.
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11/16/2014 - Boise State's Jay Ajayi fueled a 20-point comeback with 134 yards rushing and three touchdowns in the Broncos' 38-29 victory over San Diego State on Saturday night. The clash between the two top rushers in the Mountain West - San Diego State's Donnel Pumphrey and Ajayi - lived up to its billing. Pumphrey rolled up 147 yards on 24 carries with two touchdowns. Boise State (8-2, 5-1) is tied with Colorado State atop the Mountain West Mountain Division while San Diego State (5-4, 3-3) remains in contention to win the West division. Trailing 23-10 late in the third quarter and struggling on offense, Boise State sparked its comeback with a fake punt.

Facing a fourth-and-four from its own 32, Chris Santini took a direct snap and raced 24 yards for a first down. Eight plays later, Ajayi scored on a five-yard run to cut San Diego State's lead to 23-17. With 37 seconds left in the third quarter, Boise State's Cleshawn Page intercepted San Diego State quarterback Quinn Kaehler at the Aztec 34 and returned it to the 14. Three plays later, Ajayi scored on a 3-yard run with 14:56 left. Dan Goodale's extra point gave Boise State its first lead of the game at 24-23. Ajayi scored again on a 10-yard run with 11:23 remaining, pushing Boise State's lead to 31-23. - AP Sports

 

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