It’s a battle to see which Midwest conference has the better average teams in Detroit as Purdue faces off against Western Michigan. Purdue’s defense is led by the underrated tackle Kawann Short, who will need to be contained if the Bronco’s hope to get the most out of their top 10 national passing attack. Senior receiver Jordan White led the nation in receptions and receiving yards and was second in the nation with 16 TD’s. Western Michigan doesn’t turn the ball over much but they aren’t used to playing teams with players like Short either.

Purdue

Round Name Pos # Yr Comments
2ndKawann ShortDT934JrBig bodied defensive tackle that impact the game when he wants to. Offers a lot of skill yet does not always play up to his level of ability.
6thDennis KellyT684SrLarge college left tackle with enough ability to get consideration on the right side by scouts.
6-7Peters DreyC674JrWell sized college center that does the little things well. Should get better in time.
7-FAAlbert EvansS324SrHeady, tough safety very effective facing the action. Lacks elite speed.
FAJosh JohnsonCB283JrTough cornerback that has shown flashes the past two years.
FAGerald GoodenOLB25SrUndersized college defensive end that has the quickness and speed as well as movement skills to transition to outside linebacker in the NFL.
FAKen PlueG734SrEnormous offensive guard prospect that moves relatively well on his feet. Strong at the point, anchors in pass protection and works until the whistle blows.
FALogan LinkS345SrFormer walk-on that plays a fierce brand of football. Consistently sacrifices his body to defend the run. Marginal skills in coverage.

Western Michigan

Round NamePos#YrComments
7-FAJordan WhiteWR835SrSolid pass catcher with a nice sense of timing and the ability gets separation from defenders running routes. Potentially a fifth receiver at the next level.
7thAnthony ParkerT725SrAdequate college left tackle likely to move inside at the next level. Shows skills but must condition himself properly and learn to do the little things well.
7-FAFreddie BishopDE974JrExplosive a nasty college defensive end likely to make the move to outside linebacker at the next level. Explosive up the field and can also get out to the flanks and make plays.
5thPaul HazelDE993JrTerrific college pass rusher that makes plays in every angle of the field. Effective out of a three-point stance as well is standing up over tackle.
FADann O’NeillT613JrBig, stout run blocking right tackle best in confined quarters.
FAAlex CarderQB144JrTerrific game manager at the quarterback position. Possesses great wherewithal, a sense of timing and very accurate. Does not own a major league arm.
FADoug WigginsS225SrAdequate safety that flashes skill to has not shown a lot of consistency.
FARobert ArnheimWR125Sr