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Biggest position battles: Boise State

The Broncos still have Cedrick Wilson as a top option, but they must find other targets after the departure of two key receivers from last year.

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Boise State duo named to Outland Trophy watch list

OT Archie Lewis and DT David Moa were named to the Outland Trophy watch list on Thursday. The award is given to the nation's top interior lineman. Lewis has started 26 games in his career, including 13 last season.

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Moa headlines Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list

Boise State DT David Moa was named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list on Thursday. The award goes to the nation's top defensive standout. Last season, Moa recorded 30 total tackles, including 8.5 sacks.

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Who has most to prove on Boise State?

RB Alexander Mattison has the impossible task of trying to replace Jeremy McNichols, who ran for 1,709 yards and 23 touchdowns last season. It's not fair to think Mattison will put up similar numbers, but he will need to be a key part of the Broncos' offense this season.

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Who is the future coach on each Top 25 team?

Kyle Bonagura believes that a particular Boise State cornerback as the current Bronco most likely to don a headset when his playing days come to a close.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Boise State running back Jeremy McNichols is not participating in any drills at Bucs minicamp. He's recovering from a torn labrum that he had surgery on post-combine. Head coach Dirk Koetter expects he'll be ready for training camp.

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Biggest takeaway from spring ball: Broncos improved their depth

Eight projected starters were either limited or were out entirely during spring practices. However, it worked to the benefit of several younger players who were able to get more reps than they would have otherwise.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said that Jeremy McNichols had shoulder surgery right after the combine to repair a torn labrum. He believes he'll be ready for training camp.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

I asked Jeremy McNichols what it was like getting that phone call from the Bucs. "I feel like the world got off my shoulders, honestly. These last four or five months have been really stressful for me. Just getting the call, it's like all my hard work and everything going into this is done now. But it's not finished. It's just a new beginning."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills select Boise State LB Tanner Vallejo with their final pick, No. 195. Like LB Matt Milano in the fifth round, Vallejo will likely contribute on special teams while also competing for a role on defense. The 6-foot-1, 228 pound linebacker was an all-Mountain West honorable mention last season.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeremy McNichols on Dirk Koetter: "It was just really comforting knowing that he coached at Boise State and had some of our coaches as players." Also said he played receiver three years in high school and for one year in college, so he's very comfortable there.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

With their fifth-round pick (No. 162), the Bucs select Boise State running back Jeremy McNichols. Yes, you heard right. Another Boise State running back, but he's versatile and can bring a lot to the receiving game and as a kick returner.

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Hey NFL, don't sleep on these college stars

The NFL draft is upon us, and teams will be looking for under-the-radar players who can surprise at the next level. Here are a few sleepers who could be the next Antonio Brown or Dak Prescott.

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What's the biggest spring storyline for each top 25 team?

Spring practices are beginning. Whether it's replacing a coach or a quarterback, evaluating a big-name transfer or getting top recruits into the mix, each of our top 25 teams faces uncertainties.

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Post-signing day Way-Too-Early 2017 Top 25

USC had the strongest signing day. Urban Meyer inked his best class. Florida State grabbed the best available player. But Bama remains No. 1 in the second edition of the Way-Too-Early Top 25.

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Mountain West ties for most G5 wins

New Mexico, San Diego State, Hawai'i and Air Force won bowl games to give the Mountain West a 4-3 bowl record. No other Group of 5 conference earned more wins.

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Group of 5 schools considering own playoff

A growing number of Group of 5 officials are in favor of adding a playoff specifically for the Group of 5 schools because it's been 32 years since a non-Power 5 team won a national championship.