Dec 31, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Boise State Broncos running back Jay Ajayi (27) runs for a 1 yard touchdown during the first half against the Arizona Wildcats in the 2014 Fiesta Bowl at Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
36. Jay Ajayi, RB (Boise State)
The Boise State running back, Jay Ajyai, is one of my favorite players in this draft class. He is a strong Marshawn Lynch like runner who refuses to go down easily. Ajayi is a workhorse who the Broncos rode to success (All puns intended). All of my silly puns aside this is a special rusher.
In three seasons Ajayi had 678 rushing attempts for 3,796 yards. Ajayi averaged 5.6 yards per carry. He also caught 73 passes in his college career for 771 yards and 5 touchdowns. In 2014 he was essentially the entire Boise State Offense. Ajayi can do it all and he never seems to wear down.
Ajayi is a powerful 6-0 and 216 pounds. He doesn’t shy away from contact, in fact I think he kind of likes it. He is the kind of running back that gets better as the game gets going. Ajayi is an elusive runner with good speed but it is his tough style that is his signature.
Ajayi may not have the break away speed of Abdullah, Gordon or Gurley but he has as much power as any of them. This is a fun football player to watch and he would be a perfect fit for the Giants.
Next: 37. Derron Smith, FS (Fresno State)