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Purdue senior RB Akeem Hunt didn't receive a combine invite.

The senior posted 949 rushing yards (5.5 YPA) for six touchdowns and 48 receptions for 292 yards and two more scores in 2014 for the Boilermakers. TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline compared Hunt to Darren Sproles in early October, writing that despite being just 5-foot-8, 185 pounds, Hunt "plays big" and has a similar style to the Eagles' runner. Hunt recently auditioned for scouts at the Medal of Honor Bowl.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 7 - 11:17 PM

Purdue TE Gabe Holmes didn't receive a combine invite.

The 6-foot-5, 258-pound Holmes recorded 17 receptions for 178 yards and two touchdowns in 2014, one year after missing most of the 2013 campaign due to a dislocated left wrist. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote in September that scouts had "stamped Holmes as a priority free agent."
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 7 - 9:37 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Purdue redshirt senior TE Gabe Holmes "did a nice job on Tuesday, using his size to be a mismatch against safeties in receiving drills" at The College Gridiron Showcase.

"Purdue TE Gabe Holmes saw his NFL Draft stock decline over the years, mostly due to injury. But he did a nice job on Tuesday, using his size to be a mismatch against safeties in receiving drills," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-5, 258-pound Holmes recorded 17 receptions for 178 yards, with two touchdowns in 2014. TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline wrote in September, that scouts this year "stamped Holmes as a priority free agent."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 28 - 2:23 PM

Purdue senior RB Akeem Hunt ran for 35 yards on seven carries in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

His day included a long run of 18 yards. The senior posted 949 rushing yards (5.5 YPA) and six touchdowns, along with 48 receptions for 292 yards and two more scores in 2014 for the Boilermakers. TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline compared Hunt to Darren Sproles in early October, writing that despite being just 5-foot-8, 185 pounds, Hunt "plays big" and has a similar style to the Eagles' runner.
Jan 11 - 6:39 PM

Purdue senior RB Akeem Hunt will play in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

The senior finished with 949 rushing yards (5.5 YPA) and six touchdowns, and 48 receptions for 292 yards and two more scores in 2014 after beating out Raheem Mostert for the starting gig. TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline compared Hunt to Darren Sproles in early October, writing that despite being just 5-foot-8, 185 pounds, he "plays big" and has a similar style to the Eagles' runner.
Jan 7 - 12:26 PM

Purdue redshirt senior DL Ryan Russell received a Combine invitation.

Russell, a 6'5/273 pound defensive end will intrigue odd man fronts or potentially ply a power-end role for 4-3 defenses. He will play in the East West Shrine game.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 10:03:00 AM

Purdue redshirt senior DE Ryan Russell accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

At 6-foot-5, 273 pounds, Russell looks every bit the part of a potential long-time NFL defensive end. He adds to that frame an impressive combo of muscle and explosion. The parts, however, have never added up. While Russell can hold his own and contain the edge in the run game, he's never figured out how to be consistently productive or develop a pass-rushing aspect to his game. He's on the Day 3 fringe right now.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 03:10:00 PM

Purdue senior RB Akeem Hunt had 171 rushing yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in Saturday's 23-16 loss to Indiana.

Purdue finished 3-9 this year, but none of its struggles can be blamed on Hunt, who performed admirably without much of a supporting cast to help him. The senior finished with 949 rushing yards (5.5 YPA) and six touchdowns, and 48 receptions for 292 yards and two more scores. TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline compared Hunt to Darren Sproles in early October, writing that despite being just 5-foot-8, 185 pounds, he "plays big" and has a similar style to the Eagles' runner.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 01:38:00 AM

Tulane redshirt freshman Sherman Badie might not play against Houston on Saturday.

Head coach Curtis Johnson called Badie his "most dynamic" offensive player. "It's always a concern when you lose a player like Sherman," Johnson said. Badie's currently dealing with the ankle injury that he suffered in Tulane's last contest. On the season, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound freshman has rushed for 595 yards on 92 carries to go with three touchdowns.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 09:20:00 PM

Purdue OC John Shoop said that he thinks the team "has to keep riding " senior RB Akeem Hunt.

Hunt has carried the ball 125 times, with a season-high of 30 carries coming against Illinois on October 4. "Nothing Akeem does surprises me," said Shoop. For the year, the senior has racked up 706 yards and scored five touchdowns. TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline compared Hunt to Darren Sproles in early October, writing that despite being just 5-foot-8, 185 pounds, he "plays big" and has a similar style to the Philadelphia Eagles runner.
Source: JC Online
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 07:06:00 PM

Purdue HC Darrell Hazell said that junior WR Danny Anthrop will not play again this season following Anthrop's ACL injury suffered against Nebraska.

Anthrop was injured returning a punt, something he rarely does. "You feel so bad for him," Hazell said. "The guy plays so hard and brings so much energy and passion to the field, practice field, game field every single day. That’s what makes him a special guy. He’s a great competitor and absolutely loves the game." This season, Anthrop had piled up 616 yards on 38 catches and acted as Purdue's best offensive weapon. He's likely out until next spring.
Source: Indy Star
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 06:12:00 PM

Lafayette Journal & Courier's Mike Carmin reports that Purdue junior WR Danny Anthrop will likely miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

The 6-foot, 191 pound Anthrop, suffered the injury during Purdue's loss to Nebraska on Saturday. The Purdue prospect lead the Boliermakers with 38 receptions for 616 yds and 4 TDs. Unfortunately for Purdue, they've lost their biggest threat in their passing attack.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 02:14:00 PM

Purdue senior RB Akeem Hunt had 96 rushing yards and three touchdowns on only 12 carries in Saturday's loss to Michigan State.

That's an average of eight yards per carry against a very strong defense. On the year, he's picking up 6.2 YPC and has added 24 receptions for 131 yards. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote last week that Hunt is a "diminutive ball carrier but a gamer with home run hitting speed." The 5-foot-9, 184-pound Hunt runs a 4.52 forty.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 05:38:00 PM

Purdue senior RB Akeem Hunt is a "diminutive ball carrier but a gamer with home run hitting speed," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Hunt had 177 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries in Saturday's win over Illinois. "He’s not very tall (5-feet/8-inches and 185 pounds) but plays big and has a style similar to Darren Sproles," Pauline wrote. Hunt runs a 4.52 forty. Hunt "has the run awareness and patience to pick through a crowd with his compact frame," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote over the summer.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 10:47:00 PM

Purdue senior RB Akeem Hunt had 177 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries in Saturday's win over Illinois.

He added four catches for 22 yards. The 5-foot-9, 184-pound Hunt runs a 4.52 forty. Hunt "has the run awareness and patience to pick through a crowd with his compact frame," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote over the summer. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes he is "worth the roll of the dice in the last round."
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 10:00:00 PM


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