• Jay Ajayi (RB) #23

    Jay Ajayi
    ADP:Round: 9, Pick: 9
    Ht / Wt:6'0" / 221 lb.
    College:Boise State
    Born:June 15, 1993
    Drafted:2015 / Rd. 5 (149)
    Draft Team:MIA

    Injury Status - Week 18

    Not on injury report



    Headed for free agency

    Wednesday, January 23, 12:32 PM

    Ajayi, who tore his ACL on Oct. 7, is slated to become a free agent in March, Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.


    Average Draft Position (ADP) Value

    February 18, 2019

    Jay Ajayi's fantasy value is measured by his average draft position (ADP) in fantasy football mock drafts. In recent drafts, Ajayi's current ADP is 9.09, which indicates that his fantasy outlook is to be the 9th pick of the 9th round, and 105th selection overall.

    Data from fantasy football 12-team standard scoring average draft position data, based off of the latest fantasy football mock drafts.

    Recent drafts with Jay Ajayi:

    Draft #DateFormatAjayi's Draft Pick
    5814096 2/18/2019 Standard 109th
    5814095 2/18/2019 Standard 105th
    5814009 2/18/2019 Standard 115th
    5814000 2/18/2019 Standard 103rd
    5813909 2/18/2019 Standard 112th
    5813787 2/18/2019 Standard 105th
    5813784 2/18/2019 Standard 107th
    5813744 2/18/2019 Standard 108th
    5813707 2/18/2019 Standard 110th
    5813704 2/18/2019 Standard 123rd

    Players drafted after Jay Ajayi:

    Christian Kirk WR ARI 9.12
    Matt Ryan QB ATL 9.12
    John Brown WR BAL 10.02
    Jimmy Graham TE GB 10.02
    Robby Anderson WR NYJ 10.04
    Marquise Goodwin WR SF 10.06
    Jared Cook TE OAK 10.07
    Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 10.11
    Rashaad Penny RB SEA 10.11
    Zay Jones WR BUF 10.12
    Doug Martin RB OAK 11.01
    Anthony Miller WR CHI 11.01
    Tom Brady QB NE 11.02
    Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 11.06
    Kirk Cousins QB MIN 11.07

    Jay Ajayi Biography

    Jay “The A-Train” Ajayi stormed into the NFL spotlight last year after an injury-plagued 2015 rookie season. Ajayi was born on June 15, 1993, in London, England. He moved with his Nigerian-born parents to the United States when he was seven years old. His family ended up in Texas where he played for Frisco Liberty High School where he gained the attention of national recruiting scouts for College football teams after running for 2,240 yards and 35 touchdowns his senior year.


    As a redshirt freshman at Boise State University, Ajayi carried the ball 82 times for 548 yards and 4 touchdowns, He added another 14 yards through the air. In his second year of eligibility, he ran for 1,425 yards and caught 22 passes for 222 yards. He scored a total of 19 touchdowns. In his senior year, he showed increased improvement as his run total increased to 1,813 yards and his catch total increased to 535 yards on 50 catches (an FBS record) and he scored 32 touchdowns.

    Here are some of the best highlights of Ajayi during his college career.

    The NFL Combine

    Ajayi had a grade of 5.62 based on the following results at the 2015 college combine:

    • 40 time: 4.57 seconds
    • Bench Press (225 lbs.): 19
    • Vertical Jump: 39.0 Inches
    • Broad Jump: 121.0 Inches
    • 3 Cone Drill: 7.10 seconds
    • 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.10 seconds
    • 60 Yard Shuttle: 11.10 seconds

    A grade of 5.62 means Ajayi was rated as a person who had a chance to become an NFL player.

    Draft Position

    Ajayi was projected as a second-round NFL draft pick by some draft experts, but he fell down in the draft because of lingering concerns over a knee injury he suffered in 2011 when he was a true freshman at Boise State University. Miami used its fifth-round pick (the 149th overall) to select Ajayi.

    NFL Rookie Season

    Ajayi’s 2015 rookie season was marred by a rib injury he suffered in the preseason. He was placed on injury reserve/designated to return list. He returned to active status in before the game against the Buffalo Bills on November 8th where he ran for 41 yards on 5 carries (an 8.2 YPC average). He finished the season with 187 rushing yards on 49 carries and 90 passing yards on seven catches.

    Ajayi’s Second Season

    Ajayi's first full season in the NFL started out slow. In the first five games he had 31 carries for 117 yards and 6 receptions for 44 yards, but then he exploded in week 6 with a 204 rushing yard game and 214 rushing yard game in week seven. He had 206 rushing yards in week 16 to become only the fourth player in NFL history to have at least 3 games with 200+ rushing yards during the regular season. The only other players to accomplish that feat were O.J. Simpson, Earl Campbell, and Tiki Barber. Here are some of the greatest highlights Ajayi had during the regular season.

    Ajayi followed the regular season with a sub-par performance in the wild-card game against Pittsburgh with 33 rushing yards on 16 carries and 12 reception yards on 3 catches. Miami lost that game 30-12.

    The Future

    Ajayi finished the season healthy and is primed o be the number one rusher for the Miami Dolphins as they head into the 2017 season. He will be entering the third year of his rookie contract which pays him an annual salary of $625,203.  You can follow Ajayi on his Twitter and Instagram accounts - his address is [email protected]


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