With the NFL Draft behind us, it is time to take a look at how Boise State’s top offensive stars fit in their new locales.
On the newest edition of the 208 Podcast, which recently won first place in the Idaho Press Club awards for sports talk show, we discuss Alexander Mattison in Minnesota and Brett Rypien in Denver.
Mattison, a third-round pick, should immediately fit in as the Vikings’ short-yardage, power option behind Dalvin Cook. Latavius Murray left in free agency, and Mattison is now the team’s biggest back. He also should fit in well with the one-cut approach new Vikings offensive staff member Gary Kubiak likes.
Rypien signed with a team in the Broncos that have four other quarterbacks, including second-round pick Drew Lock. However, diving into it, he has a pretty good shot of making the practice squad, at worst. In fact, on Thursday, Denver cut one of those quarterbacks, Garrett Grayson.
Rookie minicamps are this weekend or next, so it will be the first time Mattison, Rypien and a bunch of other newcomers first suit up for their teams, like Idaho seventh-rounder Kaden Elliss (Saints) and Boise State free agents Tyler Horton (Dolphins), Jabril Frazier (Jets), Durrant Miles (Falcons), A.J. Richardson (Cardinals) and Sean Modster (Ravens).
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