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Purdue redshirt sophomore RB Tario Fuller is in line to start this season.

On the strength of a productive preseason camp, Fuller (6'0/190) has moved ahead of incumbent starter Markell Jones on the depth chart. The former three-star recruit does not have much production under his belt at this juncture, having only received 10 carries last season. We still expect Jones to see plenty of work this year, especially if Fuller proves ineffective out of the gate.
Source: Goshen News
Aug 18 - 2:42 PM

Purdue redshirt junior QB David Blough is working through a right shoulder strain.

Blough might get a little breather in camp, but this is not believed to be an injury which would sideline him into the regular season. If healthy this season, he has an opportunity to potentially flourish in new HC Jeff Brohm's wide-open offensive attack. He threw for 3,352 yards with a 25/21 TD/INT ratio last season, leading the Big Ten in both passing yardage and touchdown passes.
Aug 15 - 1:11 PM

Purdue HC Jeff Brohm said that senior WR Anthony Mahoungou has "been very consistent this camp."

Mahoungou (6'3/210) worked as a starter in the spring and believes he has found his niche as a deep threat (albeit without a true top gear) in Brohm's offensive system. Said the senior wideout, "I think that I’m physical enough and have enough speed to have good separation when it comes to vertical routes or post or go-routes. The way I run routes, I should be able to compete against any DBs. When I don’t come up with the ball at the end of a play, that’s not good." This past season, he caught 13 passes for 99 yards. Purdue has a number of options at receiver and exactly where Mahoungou stands with the likes of Gregory Phillips and Corey Holmes on the depth chart should clarify over the coming weeks. Whoever emerges as top dog should have the opportunity to shine.
Source: Rivals
Aug 12 - 1:02 PM

Purdue WR coach JaMarcus Shephard said that he would like to see more consistency out of senior WR Gregory Phillips.

"That’s the biggest thing – we’re bringing new people in (notably in Notre Dame transfer Corey Holmes). It humbles you knowing you have somebody who can do the same things you do but you have to do it more consistently," said Shephard of Phillips. The 6-foot, 200-pounder has yet to catch more than 20 passes in a season. For the past campaign, he appeared in all 12 of Purdue's game while logging 17 grabs for 172 yards.
Aug 11 - 6:19 PM

Purdue redshirt junior WR Corey Holmes has missed the last week of practice due to a right hamstring injury.

Holmes took part in Purdue's first practice on August 3, but has been out of action ever since. There is no current timetable for his return, though the Notre Dame transfer does not believe this hamstring issue will sideline him for an extended amount of time. Holmes (6'1/190) is a speedster and while he managed just 11 catches for 96 yards with the Irish last season, he could potentially flourish in HC Jeff Brohm's wide-open offensive attack so long as he maintains his health.
Aug 11 - 5:18 PM

Purdue and Memphis have scheduled a non-conference showdown for September 12, 2020.

Purdue will have hosting honors in this one, while Memphis is set to rake in $750,000 for the matchup. When the two teams kickoff three years from now, it will be the first time that they have faced one another.
Aug 11 - 4:52 PM

Purdue redshirt junior TE Cole Herdman said that the Boilermaker tight end group is "going to get a lot of opportunities to make plays for this team."

"Now that I have all that experience (from last year) playing the dirt, they have me playing in the slot and the wing off the ball," Herdman said. The Boilermakers are looking to make some offensive noise in the Big Ten under the watchful eye of HC Jeff Brohm. This past season, while "playing the dirt," Herdman caught 35 passes for 344 yards and three touchdowns. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom ranks him as the No. 9 fantasy tight end in college football.
Jul 13 - 7:45 PM

Purdue HC Jeff Brohm said that redshirt freshman WR Jackson Anthrop "gives us some toughness."

"In time, he can be a very productive player for us, and hopefully right off the bat he can," Brohm said. "He’s making progress. Be more consistent and pay attention to small details. I like the effort I’ve seen." The 5-foot-11, 191-pounder was not a big-name recruit out of high school -- Rivals slapped him with a two-star rating for the 2015 cycle -- but a strong August camp could earn him rotational work during the coming season. His exact place on the depth chart will shake out in camp next month.
Jul 11 - 6:57 PM

Purdue sophomore edge rusher Kai Higgins had eight tackles and three sacks in Purdue's spring game.

"I haven't met someone who can come in so fast and have such an impact," defensive tackle Gelen Robinson said. "He's been an important part of our defense." Robinson was moved inside by the Boilermakers to make room for Higgins, an intriguing JUCO transfer, on the edge.
Jun 14 - 3:32 PM

Purdue freshman WR D.J. Edwards may play early in new coach Jeff Brohm's spread system.

The Boilermakers lost much of their 2016 receiving production over the winter and then added a coach who loves to spread it out. An early enrollee, the 6-foot-2 Edwards, a three-star recruit, may see the field immediately.
Jun 2 - 3:58 PM

Rhode Island senior T David Steinmetz transferred to Purdue as a graduate.

Steinmetz was a 31-game starter at Rhode Island. He measures in at a hulking 6-foot-8, 296 pounds. Mike Carmin of the Lafayette Courier & Journal writes that former Blue Hen "will receive every opportunity to earn a starting spot" over the coming months. As for where he might play along the line, both left and right tackle are possibilities. Steinmetz started the bulk of his games at Rhode Island on the right side. Grant Hermanns received the majority of first-team work at left tackle this spring, Eric Swingler at right tackle. Should Purdue try to work him in on the right side, he would also have to compete with Matt McCann, who started 10 games at the position for the Boilermakers last season. McCann sat out the spring with an ankle injury.
May 11 - 4:41 PM

Purdue redshirt junior RB D.J. Knox (knee) participated in spring practices.

The 5-foot-7, 206-pound Knox bowled his way to 409 yards and two touchdowns along with 26 receptions and 189 yards as a sophomore in 2015. He tore his ACL in the 2016 spring game and took a medical hardship last season. Knox is behind Markell Jones in the pecking order, but he'll get plenty of run if he can secure backup duties because new HC Jeff Brohm rotates backs in his wide-open, high-flying offense.
Source: Rivals
May 11 - 1:07 PM

Purdue redshirt junior QB David Blough completed 14-of-22 passes for 192 yards and a touchdown in the team's spring game.

Anybody hoping that new HC Jeff Brohm's offense would be running at full-speed this spring may have felt slightly let down by that side of the ball's showing. The defense came away victorious by a 45-30 final score in the spring game under a modified scoring system which included points for turnovers, stops and three-and-outs. According to Pete DiPrimo of the News-Sentinel, "That continued a spring-long pattern in which the defense out-played the offense." Spring hiccups aside, we are looking forward to seeing what Brohm can do in hitting the turbo button on the Boilermakers' offense -- particularly when it comes to Blough, who threw for 3,352 yards with a 25/21 TD/INT ratio during the 2016 season. Both the yardage and touchdown totals led the Big Ten.
May 6 - 1:38 PM

Packers selected Purdue WR DeAngelo Yancey with the No. 175 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Yancey (6’2/220) tallied a career receiving line of 141/2,344/20 (16.6 YPR) as a near-four-year starter at Purdue, leading the Big Ten in yards per reception (19.4) as a senior and finishing third in receiving TDs (10). Yancey showed average athleticism at his Pro Day, running 4.53 with a 35 ½-inch vertical but shining in the three-cone drill (6.84). Yancey generated minimal pre-draft buzz because he struggles to separate and drops too many passes, but he is big with some downfield playmaking ability, which makes him flier worthy.
Apr 29 - 3:30 PM

Purdue G Jordan Roos visited the Chiefs earlier this week.

Keeping up with the Midwestern flavor, Roos has also visited the Bengals. A four-year starter at Purdue, the 6-foot-4, 302-pounder put in an eye-popping 41 reps on the bench press during his pro day tests. That mark would have been six more than the highest number of bar hoists turned in at the NFL Scouting Combine (which Roos did not receive an invitation to). Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline refers to the Purdue line stalwart as an "[e]xplosive small area blocker with solid size and growth potential," while in the same breath cautioning that Roos "displays marginal blocking balance and tends to fall off blocks rather than finish off opponents." Pauline stamps him as a likely undrafted free agent when the dust has settled next week.
Source: Fansided
Apr 20 - 6:09 PM


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