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6 Days To Purdue Football: Dezwan Polk-Campbell and Myles Norwood

Two freshmen coming out of their redshirt year are climbing the depth chart.

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Today's two players are two young guys coming out of their redshirt year hoping to have a larger impact, but may be slightly behind because of true freshmen that played extensively last year at their respective positions.

Dezwan Polk-Campbell - Fr. (RS)

Columbus, OH (Whetstone HS)

6'3", 212 pounds


2014 Projection: Contributor at safety

Polk-Campbell comes to us from the shadow of Ohio Stadium, where the three-star recruit was a two-time all-city selection in Columbus. He had an impressive senior season with 93 tackles, 34 for loss, nine sacks, a pick, and five forced fumbles.

Regardless of competition those are really good numbers for a safety. He is also one of the biggest safeties we have had in quite some time. He has the problem of lots of experience in front of him, but he could still be a contributor by the end of the year. If not, he could compete to start in 2015 when Taylor Richards and Landon Feichter have to be replaced.

Myles Norwood - Fr. (RS)

Arlington, TX (Grace Prep HS)

6', 172 pounds

Wide Receiver

2014 Projection: Possible contributor at wide receiver

Norwood could be competing to be a slot receiver, which is a familiar spot for the No. 6 jersey in the offense. As a junior in high school he had over 1,000 yards receiving on 47 catches with 16 touchdowns, so he had a big play element to his play. Unfortunately for him he has a lot of experience in front of him, so it could be hard for him to see the field, especially with a couple of true freshmen also competing.