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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

The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson reports that Purdue WR DeAngelo Yancey is taking an official visit to the Texans on Tuesday.

This is one of a number of visits Yancey has on the docket. In addition to the Texans, the Seahawks, Ravens, Bengals, Packers and Chargers have all been connected to the 6-foot-2, 205-pounder through either scheduled visits or private workouts. A potential diamond-in-the-rough come the draft, Yancey has shone out well during the evaluating process and figures to come off the board in the range of Rounds 4-6.
Apr 11 - 5:34 PM

Notre Dame redshirt junior WR Corey Holmes transferred to Purdue as a graduate.

This is a nice get for new HC Jeff Brohm for a few reasons. Firstly, Holmes is a former top-100 overall recruit who will help fortify a Boilermaker receiving depth chart that will be relied upon heavily in Brohm's wide-open scheme. Secondly, Holmes is that rare grad transfer who comes equipped with two years of eligibility remaining. As a grad, of course, he's eligible to play immediately. The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder ran a documented 4.39 40-yard dash last spring and was thought to possibly be Notre Dame's fastest receiver. He may hit the ground running in West Lafayette, possibly playing the Taywan Taylor (98-1,730-17 last year) role for Brohm. Remember: Purdue lost No. 1 WR DeAngelo Yancey to graduation this offseason.
Source: 247 Sports
Apr 6 - 4:50 PM

Purdue WR DeAngelo Yancey will visit the Seahawks on Thursday.

Yancey was one of this year's biggest snubs from the NFL Combine. But there's been a silver lining: He's racking up a shocking number of in-house visits and private workouts.
Apr 5 - 5:36 PM

Purdue WR DeAngelo Yancey will visit the Ravens in mid-April.

Yancey continues to pile up visits. The non-Combine invite is on track to be drafted. He posted great pro day times and had a strong week at the East-West Shrine.
Apr 3 - 10:20 AM

Purdue WR DeAngelo Yancey will visit the Texans in mid-April.

This will be six visits for Yancey, which is quite a feat for a non-Combine receiver. Yancey impressed during East-West Shrine week and could absolutely draw a draftable grade.
Mar 27 - 8:48 AM

Purdue WR DeAngelo Yancey is scheduled to visit the Bengals in April.

Yancey has visits with the Seahawks, Titans, Chargers and Packers on his schedule. The non-Combine invite will get looks from NFL teams on the third day. The Bengals need to add another receiver in this class.
Mar 22 - 9:33 AM

Purdue WR DeAngelo Yancey is scheduled to visit the Packers in April.

Yancey has or will visit the Chargers, Titans, Seahawks and now Packers. That is a good list for a non-Combine receiver. Yancey impressed at the East-West Shrine game, displayed great athleticism at the school's pro day and has a strong chance of being drafted in the later rounds.
Mar 20 - 8:17 AM

Wake Forest graduate DB Josh Okonye transferred to Purdue.

Okonye did not start a game during his time with the Demon Deacons, but he did appear in 37 games over the course of his career. This past season, the 6-foot, 200-pounder recorded 36 tackles and three passes defended in 10 contests. As a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to play immediately with his new Boilermaker crew.
Mar 19 - 12:38 PM

Purdue has expelled three unnamed players following an investigation into an alleged sexual assault.

Four players were implicated in a possible sexual assault back in October. The players were allowed to continue taking classes, but removed from the team. While no charges have been filed in that case, Purdue's Administrative Board has further investigated the matter and decided on expulsions for three of the four in question. This according to Mario Massillamany, who represents the accusers in the case. In a statement, Purdue said that federal privacy laws prevent them from commenting on their investigation.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 18 - 2:48 PM

Purdue WR DeAngelo Yancey will visit the Chargers next week and has a private workout scheduled with the Titans.

That means Yancey has a workout and visit with the Titans in his planner. Yancey is receiving a good amount of interest despite not receiving a Combine invite. He has a strong chance of getting drafted, but if not expect a few of these teams to be in the running for his services as an undrafted free agent.
Mar 15 - 9:12 AM


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