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Pro Day Tour: Boise State Standout RB Jay Ajayi "Would Love" To Play For Cowboys

BOISE, Idaho -- The Boise State Broncos -- otherwise known as the Dallas Cowboys' farm team -- held their pro day Wednesday.

The Cowboys currently have a plethora of former Broncos on their roster.

Defensive ends DeMarcus Lawrence and Tyrone Crawford and cornerback Orlando Scandrick have all had success for the Cowboys in recent years, and there could be more Broncos heading to Dallas.

While there were nine Broncos who participated in pro day, it was running back Jay Ajayi who was in the spotlight.

Ajayi is one of the top running backs in this year's draft class and could be the guy to make an attempt at replacing DeMarco Murray who bolted to the Philadelphia Eagles last week.

Ajayi put up solid numbers at the NFL Combine last month. He ranked in the top five among running backs in the 20-yard shuttle, broad jump and vertical jump. Ajayi also had the fourth fastest 60-yard shuttle of the combine overall.

With numbers like those, Ajayi chose not to participate in any of the agility drills.

"I just wanted to go out there and kill the position drills," Ajayi said. "I know I am very versatile and that I can catch the ball out of the backfield. Even though I had the stats to back it up, I still wanted to show the scouts that I am more than capable of doing that."

Ajayi caught 50 receptions for 535 yards for the Broncos last season.

Ajayi was impressive in the different position drills. He caught every pass thrown his way from quarterback Grant Hedrick and spoke to the scouts to make sure they were seeing everything they needed.

"I love that about Jay, it shows the football intelligence he has," Boise State coach Bryan Harsin said. "He has always had that since I have known him."

While Ajayi would love to play for any team that calls his name, the Cowboys do have a special place in his heart. Though originally from London, Ajayi and his family found their way to Frisco, Texas, where he played high school football for Frisco Liberty.

"I would love to play for the Cowboys," Ajayi said. "If it happens to be the Cowboys I know my family will be excited for being back home in North Texas."

Ajayi will continue to work and train up until draft day. In the upcoming weeks he is expected to meet with several teams that are interested in his service. The Cowboys are sure to be one of them

"I am just excited to be in the NFL," Ajayi said. "Whoever calls my name on draft day is going to get a great player that is ready to work and contribute. I am going to give my all for that team to make sure we win and are successful."

While Ajayi was the star of the show, he was not the only player to have an impressive showing.

Defensive backs Cleshawn Page and Bryan Douglas also had solid days.

Page had an unofficial time of 4.43 in the 40-yard dash and a 40-inch vertical. If he had attended the combine, that would have ranked him fourth among defensive backs.

Page is hoping teams took notice and that includes the Cowboys -- who he is personally a big fan of.

"I would love to join the Dallas Cowboys," Page said. "As I have gotten older I have gotten more and more fond of their organization. Just seeing their team and facilities is just great."

Douglas was the fastest person on the field. He ran an unofficial 4.26 in the 40. He too is interested in donning the silver and blue of the Cowboys uniform next year.

"I would love to go (to the Cowboys) because we have a lot of our former players that can show me the ropes. That is always a great thing to have," Douglas said.

The six other Broncos who performed at pro day were quarterback Grant Hedrick, defensive end Beau Martin, wide receiver Matt Miller, tight end Conner Peters, linebacker Blake Renaud and kicker Dan Goodale.

The Cowboys were the most popular team among the players.

Whether it be the talent already there or because of the organization itself.

"It's America's team and it would be an honor to be a part of that team," Martin said.

Brandon Walton (@TheBrando2234)* covers Boise State football for The Arbiter*

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