As we edge ourselves ever closer to the start of the 2012 Purdue Football season, we at Hammer & Rails are beginning to uncover a clear picture of the starting rotations and depth chart for the Boilermaker gridiron squad. As seen previously, we have already successfully mapped an image of the starting defensive front for the fall. Kawann Short, Ryan Russell and Bruce Gaston are obvious locks to start at their respective spots. And between Robert Maci, Eric Mebane and even Jalani Phillips, the fourth and final starting position on the D-Line will be filled by a returning contributor.
Now as we switch our focus towards mapping the starting O-Line unit for this upcoming season, we yet again have already profiled a few of the guys who are locks with said unit. According to more reports from summer practices, guys like Rick Schmeig, Trevor Foy and Peters Drey are all set to start at Center, Left Guard and Right Tackle, respectively, in 2012.
And since today marks 64 days in the countdown, we look at a player who hopes to breakout this year as another noble name within that 2012 starting O-Line squad. Let me introduce, #64 for Purdue, Offensive Tackle Kevin Pamphile.