Pro-Day Report - Boise State

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

Unlike last year, when Boise State had a player selected in the middle of Round 1, the program has a pair of last-day picks this time around. Here’s an update from Tuesday’s workout.

Running backs coaches from the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints were on hand to watch Alexander Mattison, who ran the 40 and did position drills.

Mattison’s 40 clocked between 4.52 seconds and 4.57 seconds, with the consensus being 4.55 seconds. That’s a significant improvement from his combine mark of 4.67 seconds. Mattison looked good in position drills and caught the ball well. 

Besides meeting with the New Orleans Saints, he’s receiving interest from the Indianapolis Colts and has an official visit with the Chicago Bears.

It is interesting to note that the Dallas Cowboys have been heavily scouting the second-tier running backs in this year’s draft, a sure sign they will look to add depth at some point during the seven rounds.

Brett Rypien looked good throwing the ball in the short and intermediate field. I would expect Rypien to have his name called in the closing rounds. If he doesn’t make a practice squad this fall, Rypien could find a home in the CFL.