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Purdue sophomore RB Markell Jones (shoulder) rushed for 124 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in Saturday's 24-17 win over Nevada.

While Purdue trailed 14-10 at the half, Jones bumped them to a 17-14 advantage with his five-yard touchdown run several minutes into the third quarter. The 5-foot-11, 207-pounder was dealing with a Grade 2 sprain to the AC joint in his shoulder, suffered against Cincinnati on September 10, but he showed no rust in his return to action. Through three games, Jones has rushed for 316 yards and two touchdowns.
Sep 24 - 3:57 PM

Purdue sophomore RB Markell Jones (shoulder) deems himself "ready to go" for Saturday's home game against Nevada.

Jones' Grade 2 AC joint sprain, sustained in the first half against Cincinnati, was given an extra week to heal following Purdue's bye. Jones, who set the Boilermakers' freshman record with 875 rushing yards (he also had 10 touchdowns) last year, received a cortisone shot.
Sep 21 - 4:07 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline noted that Purdue senior DT Jake Replogle "was not much of a factor getting pressure up field against a Cincinnati Bearcat offense with two new starters at offensive tackle."

Pauline writes that Replogle was viewed as a potential second-round selection following his junior campaign in 2015. During that stellar campaign, the 6-foot-5, 294-pounder recorded 60 tackles, 14 of which went for loss. He hasn't been able to find much traction through two games in 2016, though, as he has posted just one tackle for loss to this point. Pro Football Focus metrics have him as a top-seven returning player in terms of both pass rush and run stuffing. He will try to get back on track against Nevada a week from Saturday.
Sep 15 - 6:30 PM

Purdue senior WR DeAngelo Yancey had seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 38-20 loss to Cincinnati.

The Bearcats came into today having lost 11 straight road games against Big Ten opponents, but the Boilermakers were unsurprisingly helpful in pitching in to snap the streak. The game was noncompetitive throughout, with Cincinnati leading 31-7 early in the fourth quarter. If there's a silver lining for Purdue fans, it's that we're nearing the final months of HC Darrell Hazell's reign.
Sep 10 - 4:11 PM

Purdue sophomore RB Markell Jones carried the ball 24 times for 143 yards and a score in Saturday's 45-24 triumph over Eastern Kentucky.

Jones chipped in four catches for 24 yards. The super sophomore rushed for 875 and 10 scores as a frosh and will be counted on to supply a lion's share of the offensive load this fall. Next, the Boilermakers host Cincinatti on Sept. 10. We'll know if embattled Purdue coach Darrell Hazell is making tangible progress after that one's over.
Sep 3 - 6:21 PM

Purdue named redshirt sophomore QB David Blough the starter for the Sept. 3 opener against Eastern Kentucky.

HC Darrell Hazell has benched his opening-game starter in three straight seasons, so Blough's job can't be considered safe unless he comes out of the gate firing on all cylinders. "I told David earlier, ‘There’s no reason to look over your shoulder. This is your job. This team will go as you go. If you throw a pick, I don’t care – let it go and keep doing the things that you’re capable of doing,’" Hazell said Monday. Blough ousted Austin Appleby as starter last season.
Aug 22 - 7:05 PM

Purdue hired Georgia Tech AD Mike Bobinski to serve in the same capacity.

Bobinski had been overseeing the Yellow Jackets' athletic operations for the last three years. In a statement, Georgia Tech president Bud Peterson said, "While I regret that Mike is leaving us, I appreciate his tremendous efforts the last three years to forge a unified, strategic direction for the Georgia Tech Athletic Association and to energize our coaches, student-athletes and fans." Bobinski will step in for current Boilermakers AD Morgan Burke, who himself will be stepping aside when his contract runs up at the end of June, 2017.
Aug 9 - 1:31 PM

Purdue senior DT Jake Replogle ranks among Pro Football Focus' top-seven returners in both as a pass rusher and against the run.

Replogle is a multi-time Academic All-Big selection who decided to carve his own path. All three of Jake's older brothers -- Tyler, Mike, and Adam -- played at Indiana. In 2014, Jake had 40 tackles and three sacks, numbers he upped 60 tackles and 14 TFL last year. On 349 rushes, he had two sacks, 12 QB hits and 32 hurries. He's been named to two National award watch lists this offseason. Pro Football Focus ranks him as the No. 63 player in college football. Steve Palazzolo has only one nit to pick: "He could stand to finish better as a pass rusher."
Jul 13 - 4:25 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Purdue DT Ra'Zahn Howard will declare for the supplemental draft.

Per Schefter, Howard is leaving Purdue for academic reasons. Last season, the 6-foot-4, 315-pounder recorded 23 tackles (1.5 for loss), a sack and a fumble recovery. Players can apply for July's supplemental draft if their situation changes after the early-entry January deadline, but just five prospects have been selected in the last six years. Any team selecting a player in the supplemental draft must surrender their corresponding pick from the next year's draft proper. The Rams are a prime example of this. They selected T Isaiah Battle with a fifth-round selection in last year's supplemental draft and consequently did not have that pick available in this year's draft. The most notable supplemental pick in recent years would be Josh Gordon, who cost the Browns a second-round selection in 2012.
Jun 25 - 2:41 PM

Colts signed Purdue WR Danny Anthrop.

Anthrop (6'0/187) rebounded from a November 2014 ACL tear to catch 57 passes for 430 yards (7.54 YPR) and two touchdowns as a senior at Purdue. After a relatively nondescript college career playing for bad teams, Anthrop put himself on the draft radar by running 4.49 at the Boilermakers' Pro Day. Anthrop is still a limited athlete (30 1/2" vertical, 9'11" broad jump) and short on length (29 1/2-inch arms). He'll have to carve out a role on punt returns and/or in the slot to forge an NFL career.
May 2 - 3:20 PM

Bills signed Purdue C Robert Kugler.

Kugler (6'3/297) converted from tight end to center as a freshman and went on make 43 straight starts, earning honorable mention All-Big Ten as a senior. Kugler's arms (30 1/2") limit him to center only and his Pro Day workout was horrific, running 5.47 with a 26 1/2-inch vertical.
May 1 - 7:05 PM

Cowboys selected Purdue CB Anthony Brown with the No. 189 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Brown (5'11/192) was a three-year starter for Purdue, breaking out as a senior with four interceptions. He sports an impressive athletic profile, running 4.35 at the Combine with a passable 35-inch vertical. Brown's game tape is worrisome, however, as he yielded 17 TD passes over the last three seasons, committed six pass interference penalties as a senior, and looked disinterested in run support. Brown is a project with upside who could also be out of the league before his rookie deal expires.
Apr 30 - 4:17 PM

Per the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson, Purdue DT Ryan Watson has either visited, worked out for or drawn inquiries from eight NFL teams since his Pro Day.

During Watson's Pro Day, he hoisted the bar 27 times on the bench press while notching 26 1/2 inches on his vertical jump and 8-foot-9 on his broad jump. The former four-star recruit recorded 31 tackles (2.0 for loss), a sack and a fumble recovery for the 2015 season. No word from Wilson as to which teams might be eyeing the 6-foot-1, 291-pounder as a juicy draftable steak, but if he is selected, that won't be happening until the later rounds.
Apr 26 - 11:10 PM

Purdue DT Ryan Watson was invited to participate in Tuesday's Washington Redskins local prospect day.

The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson passed word along of Watson's invitation. While he failed to receive an invite to the NFL Scouting Combine, he did perform testing work on Pro Day, managing 27 reps on the bench press and 5.22 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Plus, relatively modest jumps of 26 1/2 inches (vertical) and 8-foot-9 (broad). The 6-foot-1, 291-pounder was a four-star recruit out of high school per Rivals and finished the 2015 campaign having recorded 31 tackles (2.0 for loss), a sack and a fumble recovered. Should he crack the draft, that won't come until late on Day 3. Undrafted free agency is a legitimate possibility here.
Apr 17 - 12:45 PM

The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson reports that Purdue T David Hedelin is drawing interest from the Chiefs, Lions, Falcons, Broncos, Patriots, Redskins and Dolphins.

NFL Draft Bible reported recently that Hedelin was drawing interest from eight teams, with the Vikings added to Wilson's list. This native of Sweden figures to get drafted on Day 3.
Apr 15 - 2:22 PM


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