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Boise State’s Thompson, Odhiambo receive NFL combine invites

Boise State safety Darian Thompson stops Northern Illinois wide receiver Kenny Golladay on an end run in the Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 23, 2015 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.
Boise State safety Darian Thompson stops Northern Illinois wide receiver Kenny Golladay on an end run in the Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 23, 2015 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. doswald@idahostatesman.com

Two of the Boise State football program’s top NFL prospects have received invitations to the NFL Scouting Combine, their agent said Monday.

Safety Darian Thompson and left tackle Rees Odhiambo are considered likely draft picks. They were invited to the combine that runs Feb. 23-29 in Indianapolis, agent Ron Slavin said.

Thompson is a two-time team defensive MVP and first-team All-Mountain West performer. He is scheduled to play in the Senior Bowl next week. He started for three and a half years and set the Mountain West career interceptions record with 19.

Odhiambo is a three-year starter who was unable to play an entire season during that time because of injuries. He missed the final five games of 2015 because of a broken ankle. Still, he made the All-Mountain West first team. He was an All-MW second-teamer in 2014, when he played 10 games. He played eight games in 2013.

Center Marcus Henry (East-West Shrine Game, 2 p.m. Saturday, NFL Network) and cornerback Donte Deayon (NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, 4 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2) are scheduled to play in all-star games this week.

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