Boise State players looking to improve their draft stock or, at least, get seen by scouts have been all over the all-star game circuit. To whet the appetite it was the Tropic Bowl with appearances of Maston, Shane-Williams Rhodes and Rondell Mcnair. Today two games were on tap. The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl (which featured Donte Deayon) and the Shriner's East-West game and Marcus Henry.
Done Deayon was able to do some work while in the NFLPA game with a solid week of practice:
That is Trevone Boykin that Deayon picked off.
It is nice to see Donte Deayon's stock rising as the draft approaches! pic.twitter.com/xWMF4pDkyv— Boise Inspector (@HammockDanny) January 24, 2016
Which is good to see. Most likely homer glasses here, but I always thought that Deayon was at least a third round draftee selection. I am, most likely, wrong (because obviously) but a guy that was tied for the Mountain West Conference interceptions record and, possibly, could have been the overall leader? That is no slouch stuff right there. Just glad that there are some scouts that are seeing him for the awesome ball hawk he is.
Here are a few clips of the National team. Deayon making sure he gets some air time.
The National team ended up winning the contest 18-17. On six field goals.
Deayon did pretty well considering the situation. The official playbook from the game is here. Deayon had one punt return for five yards and three solo tackles.
Illinois G Ted Karras and Boise State C Marcus Henry beautiful transition to pick up an Ochi/Hargrave twist. Karras straight up stoned JH— Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon) January 23, 2016
Linemen stats, especially offensive, are not as easy to garner, but Henry being able to blend quite nicely with any scheme will be a beautiful thing to see.
You can see some of the recap here. If you watch the clip we see Henry behind June Jones. Henry does not start the game, but makes an appearance in the second quarter blocking for Vernon Adams. He looked pretty good doing it too.
Up next is the best safety in the draft: Darian Thompson and an appearance in the Reese's Senior Bowl.
What's Good Mobile Alabama! #Reesesseniorbowl— Darian Thompson (@DThompson004) January 24, 2016
He is already going to be high on some draft boards. But why he isn't "the one" is mind-boggling for me.
If/When Jags don't get Jalen, bc that is how the universe works, Darian Thompson could be a nice consolation prize https://t.co/w4xpy80rIV— draft hanx (@HankJoness) January 26, 2016
Trust me, Jaguars fans, he's no "consolation" prize. As far as safeties go, he IS the prize.
And, Bucs, as far as defenders go, he is your man.
The Patriots are looking at him too:
Patriots scouts are talking excitedly about Darian Thompson— Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon) January 26, 2016
I talk pretty excitedly about Darian Thompson. But that's probably not quite the same thing, huh?
Good luck Mr. Thompson! Hopefully you, too, will be able to turn some heads at these games.