It's been two weeks since we last had a game and we have learned a few things regarding the depth charts. We learned that Sean Robinson is now definitely out for the season, as he has scheduled surgery for his torn ACL. We have also seen B.J. Knauf ruled out for awhile with a broken clavicle. We're taking a very young team to Lincoln, as the depth charts here show:
QB: 1. Austin Appleby 2. Danny Etling
RB: 1. Akeem Hunt 2. Raheem Mostert OR Keyante Green
WR: 1. DeAngelo Yancey 2. Gregory Phillips
WR: 1. Danny Anthrop 2. Cameron Posey
WR: 1. Cameron Posey 2. Dan Monteroso
LT: 1. David Hedelin 2. Cameron Cermin
LG: 1. Jason King 2. Jason Tretter
C: 1. Robert Kugler 2. Cameron Cermin
RG: 1. Jordan Roos 2. Corey Clements
RT: 1. J.J. Prince 2. Cameron Cermin
TE: 1. Gabe Holmes 2. Justin Sinz
DT: 1. Jake Replogle 2. Michael Rouse III
NG: 1. Ra'Zahn Howard 2. Ryan Watson
DE: 1. Ryan Russell 2. Evan Panfil
RE: 1. Jalani Phillips 2. Gelen Robinson
MLB: 1. Ja'Whaun Bentley 2. Garrett Hudson
WLB: 1. Danny Ezechukwu 2. Andy James Garcia
SLB: 1. Jimmy Herman 2. Andy James Garcia
CB: 1. Anthony Brown 2. Leroy Clark
SS: 1. Frankie Williams 2. Taylor Richards
FS: 1. Landon Feichter 2. Austin Logan
CB: 1. Antoine Lewis 2. Da'Wan Hunte
Kickoffs: Paul Griggs
- Cameron Posey is back with the No. 1 offense. He only has 8 catches for 73 yards after being one of Purdue's top receivers in 2013 with a 26-297-3 line. When Etling was starting Posey simply wasn't being targeted (he was also suspended in the season opener). Purdue could really get him and DeAngelo Yancey more involved away from Danny Anthrop to be more diverse.
- Antoine Lewis is still No. 1 at corner, but Leroy Clark has been playing more and more of late in his place.
- Assuming Clark becomes the starter over Lewis, Purdue will have only three seniors starting on the defense this weekend in Feichter, Russell, and Phillips. That could be good for the future, but this is a defense that will be tested on Saturday.
- The offensive line come together nicely with five quality starters and Cameron Cermin as the first guy off the bench who can play any position. All five starters return next year too.
- Purdue starts only two seniors on offense in Hunt and Sinz/Holmes, so the offense definitely has some promise going forward.
- With a strong read-option game between Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Ameer Abdullah the play of Purdue's young linebackers will be critical. How will Ezechukwu and Bentley fare?
- There are no real additions to the chart coming out of the bye week. With four games left no redshirts will be burned unless absolutely necessary. By my tracking the true freshmen that have played are Trae Hart, Gelen Robinson, D.J. Knox, Ja'Whaun Bentley, and Gregory Phillips. Knox does not have a carry, but has been instrumental on special teams.