Jay Ajayi   #26 RB

Height: 6-0   Weight: 223   Age: 26

Born: 6/15/1993 London England

College: Boise State

Experience: 4th season

High School: Liberty HS [Frisco, TX]









Combine 2015


  • Bench Press19.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump39.0 inches
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.1 secs
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.1 secs
  • Broad Jump121.0 inches
  • 3 Cone Drill7.1 secs
  • 40 Yard Dash4.57 Secs


Good size and great feet. Former soccer player with sudden feet. Able to string together multiple moves at a time. Varies speeds as a runner and can call on second gear when he sees daylight. Hips and feet always in sync thanks to soccer background. Shows enough wiggle to make defenders miss and can create and improvise if creases aren't offering much. Runs with wide base and generates leg drive to push. Plays with bend and bursts through the hole with low pad level. Reliable yards-after-contact back. Accelerates into contact on second level. True weapon out of backfield with adequate hands and good feel for maximizing each catch in space. Twists and turns and fights to fall forward. Asked to be physical, downhill runner between tackles and he obliged. Shows good blitz recognition. Showed mental toughness and character, coming back from deep in the doghouse for October 2011 arrest.


Gets too cute at times looking to sift laterally from gap to gap as he approaches line of scrimmage. Needs to run with more urgency to perimeter. Can get out-flanked when opportunity to turn corner was previously available. Average feel through the hole. Runs into defenders he should be able to avoid. Heavy workload in 2014 with 398 total touches (28.4 per game). Ball-security concerns with 11 fumbles over last 597 carries. Pass-protection technique needs improvement. Tore his ACL in 2011. Was arrested for stealing sweatpants in 2011 and faced long road of severe punishment from then-coach Chris Petersen.