2015 NFL Draft: Top Running Back Prospects Available For the Baltimore Ravens

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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

Jay Ajayi, Boise State, 6’0″ 221 LBS

Ajayi has good size and great feet as a former soccer player.  He is able to string together multiple moves at a time and has good hands out of the backfield. Ajayi is very good at blitz recognition. He always fights for every yard, falls forward, and is very physical, making him good in short yardage situations.

Ajayi runs low and close to the ground with balance and proper pad level to work off contact. He refuses to go down easy and has the vision to cut-and-go with quick eyes to read blocks. He is experienced in lining up as a wide out and running routes. Ajayi had a highly productive career, including a record-breaking junior season in 2014, as he became the first player in FBS history to rush for 1,800-plus yards and collect 500-plus receiving yards in a season.

In his three years at Boise State, Ajayi rushed for 3,796 yards and scored 50 rushing touchdowns. He averaged 99.9 rushing yards per game with 5.6 yards per carry, adding over 770 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns. He was outstanding during the 2014 season with 2,225 total yards from scrimmage and 32 touchdowns.

Ajayi can do everything you want from a back.  He has a superb skill set with power, speed, phenomenal balance and versatility. It looks like he will be a steal in the second round of the draft but he may creep into the first.

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