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
2nd Kawann Short DT 93 4Jr Big 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.
6th Dennis Kelly T 68 4Sr Large college left tackle with enough ability to get consideration on the right side by scouts.
6-7 Peters Drey C 67 4Jr Well sized college center that does the little things well. Should get better in time.
7-FA Albert Evans S 32 4Sr Heady, tough safety very effective facing the action. Lacks elite speed.
FA Josh Johnson CB 28 3Jr Tough cornerback that has shown flashes the past two years.
FA Gerald Gooden OLB 2 5Sr Undersized college defensive end that has the quickness and speed as well as movement skills to transition to outside linebacker in the NFL.
FA Ken Plue G 73 4Sr Enormous offensive guard prospect that moves relatively well on his feet. Strong at the point, anchors in pass protection and works until the whistle blows.
FA Logan Link S 34 5Sr Former walk-on that plays a fierce brand of football. Consistently sacrifices his body to defend the run. Marginal skills in coverage.

Western Michigan

Round Name Pos # Yr Comments
7-FA Jordan White WR 83 5Sr Solid 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.
7th Anthony Parker T 72 5Sr Adequate 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-FA Freddie Bishop DE 97 4Jr Explosive 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.
5th Paul Hazel DE 99 3Jr Terrific 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.
FA Dann O’Neill T 61 3Jr Big, stout run blocking right tackle best in confined quarters.
FA Alex Carder QB 14 4Jr Terrific game manager at the quarterback position. Possesses great wherewithal, a sense of timing and very accurate. Does not own a major league arm.
FA Doug Wiggins S 22 5Sr Adequate safety that flashes skill to has not shown a lot of consistency.
FA Robert Arnheim WR 12 5Sr