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Boise State Broncos vs Colorado State Rams 10/15/2016

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Boise State Broncos vs Colorado State Rams 10/15/2016

Boise State Broncos vs Colorado State Rams

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Albertsons Stadium/Boise, Idaho

Score:  Boise State (28), Colorado State (23)

Notable Prospects Entering the Contest

Boise State Offense

Jeremy McNichols, RB, Junior:  McNichols had a terrific game, producing 217 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns on 40 carriers to go with 4 receptions for 47 yards. McNichols showed extremely quick feet and the ability to generate excellent burst out of his cuts to gain yards. He displayed proficiency as a one cut zone runner were he used his vision to find creases and accelerate up the field. McNichols also was able to win when executing cutback zone plays back across flow with good timing. McNichols showed a unique blend of quickness, power, wiggle and breakaway speed in an impressive outing. Stock:  Up

Boise State Defense

Tanner Vallejo, LB, Senior: Vallejo didn’t produce many splash plays in this contest but demonstrated a handful of positive traits. He is a physical and aggressive player that assertively chases plays and gets to the football. He can close quickly on the ball and displays easy movement skills in space to cover ground in pursuit and dropping into coverage. He is physical when dealing with blocks and processes fairly well. At a minimum, he has plus special teams demeanor and ability to chase and cover as a 4-3 WLB. Stock:  Same

Colorado State Offense

Fred Zerblis, G, Senior:  Zerblis played a solid football game where he won with power and timing. Zerblis was able to generate movement in the run game with his strong lower body and leg drive. He also showed good timing within the offense to work the second level and seal linebackers. His functional anchor allows him pass block and maintain the proper depth of the pocket. While he doesn’t have overly excitable traits, he is a functional college blocker who may be able to provide depth at the next level. Stock:  Same

Colorado State Defense

Kevin Davis, LB, Senior:  Davis had  some impressive moments filling windows and finishing behind the line of scrimmage. While he isn’t consistent, there are times that Davis gets a proper read, sells out and makes plays. The same can behind in his ability to stack the run and shed blockers; at times it looks like a strength and others he is overmatched. Davis is stiff in the lower half which limits his lateral influence and ability to drop in coverage. Davis is a mixed bag based on what I saw in this game. Stock: Same

Best Players on the Field

Jeremy McNichols, RB, Boise State

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Joe Marino is the Assistant Director of NDT Scouting and co-host of the Draft Dudes Podcast. Marino began his career as the Assistant Editor for USA Today Digital Properties Draft Sites Network in 2011.

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