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Purdue has suspended sophomore DE Gelen Robinson for the first two games of the 2015 season.

It was already known that Robinson would be suspended for at least the first two games of the season due to a drunk driving arrest in June, but he could have been suspended up to four games. The Boilermakers are ultimately opting to keep the 6-foot-1, 250-pound defensive lineman out for just a pair of contests. Playing in 10 games last season, he recorded four TFL and two sacks.
Aug 28 - 7:05 PM

Purdue junior QB Austin Appleby has been named the team's starter for the 2015 season.

No surprise here, as Appleby started the final seven games last season and has sat atop the depth chart throughout the off-season. Purdue HC Darrell Hazell elaboarted on the decision, saying "[Appleby] made enough of those makeable plays that we asked him to do [in camp]. That's why we're going with Austin." Last season, the 6-foot-5, 229-pound junior completed 144-of-272 passes for 1,449 yards and a 10/11 TD/INT ratio.
Source: Indy Star
Aug 26 - 4:22 PM

Purdue sophomore DE Gelen Robinson has been suspended for the first two games of the 2015 season.

Depending on Robinson's response, the suspension could last four games. Robinson was arrested for drunk driving in June, which was in violation of a previous agreement that was in place for the sophomore. He produced four TFLs, including two sacks, last season.
Aug 3 - 10:17 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Purdue senior LT David Hedelin "could be a surprise for the Boilermakers in 2015."

"Hedelin is expected to be the starter at left tackle for Purdue on Sept. 6 at Marshall and his coaches and teammates have high expectations for him because of the experience he gained as a junior. On tape last season, he struggled with technique and was late to react to edge rushers, but with a full year on campus under his belt, Hedelin is now comfortable in the offense and could be a surprise for the Boilermakers in 2015," Brugler wrote. The native of Sweeden, played two seasons at the City College of San Francisco before becoming a Boilermaker. In 2014, Hedelin appeared in nine games, and started in the final seven games at left tackle for Purdue.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 16 - 3:25 PM

Purdue senior CB Frankie Williams "might be the Purdue prospect with the best chance to hear his name called" on draft day, CBS Sports Dane Brugler observes.

"He doesn't have ideal size to physically match up with NFL wide receivers, but he plays bigger than he looks in the run game, aggressively striking through his target and finishing strong. Due to his physical limitations, Williams isn't a sure draft pick next spring, but he might be the Purdue prospect with the best chance to hear his name called," Brugler wrote. The 5-foot-9, 190-pound Williams started 11 games for the Boilermakers, recording 74 tackles, 1.5 TFLs, one sack, a fumble recovery, 3 interceptions, earning Second Team All-Conference honors in 2014. Brugler adds that Williams "is quicker than fast with a smooth pedal, swivel hips and flexible joints to easily change directions and react to throws."
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 16 - 2:05 PM

If Purdue senior WR Danny Anthrop (ACL) can manage to stay healthy this fall, ESPN's Brian Bennett sees him "challenging the 1,000-yard plateau."

"Anthrop hasn’t had much luck on the health front but has been productive when he’s played," Bennett wrote. The 6-foot, 191-pound Anthrop posted 616 yards on 38 catches in only nine games last season following an ACL injury suffered against Nebraska.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 12 - 5:43 PM

Per the Indianapolis Star, Purdue sophomore DE Gelen Robinson's OVI charges likely triggered a violation of a prior diversion agreement.

Robinson entered the agreement after being cited for minor consumption in June. He committed not to "consume alcohol or alcoholic beverages" and not to "enter any bar, tavern or liquor store" until Aug. 3, 2015. Due to the violation of the agreement, Robinson may now be subject to getting prosecuted for the original misdemeanor charge. Boilermakers head coach Darrell Hazell is aware of situation but hasn't yet announced potential discipline.
Jun 24 - 7:48 PM

Purdue sophomore DE Gelen Robinson was arrested Saturday on drunk driving charges.

Robinson, the son of former NBA player Glenn Robinson, was charged with operating a vehicle with a BAC of 0.15 percent or more and illegal possession of alcohol. The 20-year-old defensive end (6-foot-1, 250 pounds) appeared in 11 games last year as a true freshman, recording 20 tackles and two sacks. Though Purdue HC Darrell Hazell is aware of the situation, the school's plans for Robinson were not immediately clear. Expected to start for the Boilermakers in 2015 (replacing Ryan Russell, a fifth-rounder of the Cowboys in May), it would be surprising if Robinson isn't hit with a short suspension if the charges aren't dropped.
Jun 22 - 9:41 PM

Giants signed Purdue RB Akeem Hunt.

Hunt (5'10/189) spent two seasons as the Boilermakers' lead runner, piling up 2,035 yards and 11 TDs on 371 career carries (5.49 YPC). An excellent receiver, Hunt caught 100 passes in college and returned two kickoffs for touchdowns. He shined at Purdue's Pro Day, clocking 4.40 with a 10-foot-2 broad jump and 37 1/2-inch vertical. Hunt is an intriguing prospect as a change-of-pace back and kick returner.
May 4 - 6:30 PM

Cowboys selected Purdue DE Ryan Russell with the No. 163 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Russell (6'4/269) made 47 starts at Purdue, amassing 25 career tackles for loss and ten sacks. Measuring in with long arms (33 3/8") and big hands (10 1/4"), Russell showed good athletic ability in Indianapolis, running 4.75 with a 32 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-11 broad jump. Russell offers big-time tools, but was seen as an underachiever in college, and NFL scouts have questioned his toughness. He has the makings of a boom-or-bust prospect.
May 2 - 3:06 PM

Purdue TE Gabe Holmes is visiting the Cardinals on Thursday.

As reported here previously, Arizona has already worked him out privately. Connecting the logic dots, you have to imagine he impressed during that showcase. It's not hard to understand why: The 6-foot-5, 258-pound is a former top recruit who has a 4.7 forty and a 33 1/2 inch vertical. Hampered by injuries and lackluster teammates in college, it isn't difficult to dream on his upside. Particularly in this TE class, which is rather wretched.
Apr 16 - 2:26 PM

Purdue TE Gabe Holmes has worked out for the Cardinals and will work out for the Dolphins on Friday, reports to the Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson.

Holmes visited and worked out for the Raiders on Thursday. The 6-foot-5, 258-pounder, who didn't produce much over the past two years due to injuries and quarterback play, has a 4.7 forty and 33 1/2 inch vertical. A former top recruit, Holmes' tools could convince a team to take a shot on him late in Day 3.
Apr 8 - 6:35 PM

Purdue TE Gabe Holmes visited the Raiders on Thursday, according to Aaron Wilson.

Holmes ran in the 4.7 range at Purdue's pro day, along with a 33 1/2 inch vertical. Holmes missed most of 2013 with a dislocated wrist, but teams are always in the market for tight end "steals" late in the draft of as free agents. The Raiders already have their receiving tight end in Mychal Rivera.
Apr 3 - 7:06 PM

Purdue DL Ryan Russell met with the Cardinals and Eagles on Wednesday.

"Interesting in that the Eagles will be looking to replace Trent Cole, whom they recently cut," noted TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline. Russell clocked a 4.70 forty at his Wednesday pro day workout. Afterwards, he was called a "sleeper of sorts" by Pauline, who added that Russell could "end up being selected earlier than people presently project as teams like his size, athleticism and versatility to line-up in different defensive packages."
Mar 5 - 8:22 PM

Purdue TE Gabe Holmes posted a 4.7-second forty at the school's pro day.

He added a vertical jump of 33 1/2 inches and hoisted up 21 reps on the bench. Holmes, a former top recruit, struggled with his health over the past few seasons. The 6-foot-5, 258-pounder 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."
Mar 5 - 12:28 AM


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