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As NFL rookie minicamps wrap up, Boise State has 23 ex-players currently on rosters

Even though some are likely to be casualties of the final roster cutdowns at the end of August, the Boise State football team is well-represented in the NFL as rookie minicamps wrap up this weekend.

The Broncos currently have 23 former players on a roster after Jamar Taylor signed with the Seahawks on Thursday and Jonathan Moxey was released by the Cardinals on Friday.

Here’s the list:

Kamalei Correa, LB, Titans

Tyrone Crawford, DL, Cowboys

Donte Deayon, CB, Rams

*Jabril Frazier, LB, Jets

*Tyler Horton, CB, Dolphins

George Iloka, S, Cowboys

DeMarcus Lawrence, DE, Cowboys

Charles Leno, OT, Bears

Doug Martin, RB, Raiders

*Alexander Mattison, RB, Vikings

Jeremy McNichols, RB, Titans

*Durrant Miles, DE, Falcons

*Sean Modster, WR, Ravens

Rees Odhiambo, OL, Cardinals

Matt Paradis, OL, Panthers

*A.J. Richardson, WR, Cardinals

*Brett Rypien, QB, Broncos

Jamar Taylor, CB, Seahawks

Darian Thompson, S, Cowboys

Tanner Vallejo, LB, Cardinals

Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Cowboys

Cedrick Wilson, WR, Cowboys

Billy Winn, DL, Broncos

Note: Veterans Jay Ajayi and Orlando Scandrick are currently free agents. The list doesn’t include players who finished their college careers elsewhere, like QB Ryan Finley (Bengals) or TE Josh Hill (Saints).

* - denotes a rookie

Here is a good look at Rypien in his first practice with the Denver Broncos on Friday.

Check out the newest edition of our podcast, where we talk about some of the guys on this list, plus take a look at Boise State’s schedule, the new turf and more.

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Dave Southorn, the Idaho Statesman’s Boise State sports reporter, and KTVB sports director Jay Tust are the hosts of the weekly podcast “The 208: Sports. Stats. Stories.”
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Dave Southorn is a 2004 graduate from the University of Colorado. He has covered Boise State athletics since 2005, and worked at the Idaho Statesman since 2013. He’s won multiple Idaho Press Club awards and once won a contest designing a play for the Seattle Seahawks.If you like seeing stories like this, please consider supporting our work with a digital subscription to the Idaho Statesman.