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Purdue at Minnesota: Depth Charts

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Only one official change, but Purdue is severely lacking in depth.

NCAA Football: Penn State at Purdue Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

At this point we really need to see this as a lack of depth chart. There is nothing up front on the defensive line, and seemingly every running back is injured. We’ll know we’re in trouble if someone finds the long lost Keyante Green.

Offense

WR 7 DeAngelo Yancey, Sr., 6-2, 205, Atlanta, Ga.

21 Anthony Mahoungou, Jr., 6-3, 210, Paris, France

WR 18 Cameron Posey, 5th, 6-1, 192, Boca Raton, Fla.

10 Gregory Phillips, Jr., 6-0, 201, Lithonia, Ga.

LT 66 Cameron Cermin, 5th, 6-5, 323, College Station, Texas

55 Michael Mendez, R-Fr., 6-4, 305, Los Fresnos, Texas

75 Jalen Neal, Jr., 6-8, 315, Tempe, Ariz.

LG 72 Jason King, 5th, 6-4, 310, Little Rock, Ark.

55 Michael Mendez, R-Fr., 6-4, 305, Los Fresnos, Texas

C 53 Kirk Barron, So., 6-2, 300, Mishawaka, Ind.

68 Peyton Truitt, R-Fr., 6-5, 296, West Lafayette, Ind.

RG 70 Jordan Roos, 5th, 6-4, 301, Celina, Texas

55 Michael Mendez, R-Fr., 6-4, 305, Los Fresnos, Texas

RT 79 Matt McCann, R-Fr., 6-6, 314, Fishers, Ind.

75 Jalen Neal, Jr., 6-8, 315, Tempe, Ariz.

TE 88 Cole Herdman, So., 6-4, 251, Leesburg, Va.

89 Brycen Hopkins, R-Fr., 6-5, 239, Nashville, Tenn.

WR 3 Bilal Marshall, 5th, 6-2, 201, Miami, Fla.

13 Terrance Landers, Fr., 6-4, 200, Dayton, Ohio

QB 11 David Blough, So., 6-1, 200, Carrollton, Texas

2 Elijah Sindelar, R-Fr., 6-4, 236, Princeton, Ky.

RB 8 Markell Jones, So., 5-11, 210, Columbus, Ind.

37 Brian Lankford-Johnson, Fr., 6-0, 195, St. Paul, Minn.

or 36 Richie Worship, R-Fr., 6-1, 245, Cleveland, Ohio

There are some serious concerns here. Martesse Patterson is still in limbo and I would be surprised if he returns this season. All there listed running backs have minor injuries that are limiting their effectiveness, and Tario Fuller has not been seen in weeks. Jalen Neal has been a disaster of a JuCo transfer because he was expected to play immediately and he is not playing at all. The “Michael Mendez backs up every offensive line spot” strategy is interesting. Terrance Landers has had his redshirt get burned and he barely plays.

Defense

DT 54 Jake Replogle, Sr., 6-5, 275, Centerville, Ohio

9 Lorenzo Neal, Fr., 6-2, 345, Houston, Texas

NG 18 Eddy Wilson, So., 6-4, 300, Pontiac, Mich.

9 Lorenzo Neal, Fr., 6-2, 345, Houston, Texas

DE 95 Evan Panfil, Sr., 6-5, 270, New Lenox, Ill.

45 Austin Larkin, Jr., 6-3, 259, University City, Mo.

DE 13 Gelen Robinson, Jr., 6-1, 275, Schererville, Ind.

45 Austin Larkin, Jr., 6-3, 259, University City, Mo.

Will 21 Markus Bailey, R-Fr., 6-1, 235, Columbus, Ohio

42 Andy James Garcia, 5th, 6-0, 223, Miami, Fla.

Mike 4 Ja’Whaun Bentley, Jr., 6-2, 250, Glenarden, Md.

16 Garrett Hudson, Jr., 6-2, 245, Tallahassee, Fla.

Buck 36 Danny Ezechukwu, Jr., 6-2, 240, Lithonia, Ga.

29 Jimmy Herman, 5th, 6-4, 240, Carmel, Ind.

LCB 2 Da’Wan Hunte, Jr., 5-9, 188, Miami, Fla.

23 Josh Hayes, Fr., 6-0, 181, Indianapolis, Ind.

SS 3 Leroy Clark, Sr., 5-10, 197, Miami, Fla.

26 C.J. Parker, Jr., 6-2, 205, Menifee, Calif.

FS 27 Navon Mosley, Fr., 6-0, 181, Bloomfield, Mich.

26 C.J. Parker, Jr., 6-2, 205, Menifee, Calif.

RCB 24 Tim Cason, 5-11, 195, Clarkston, Mich.

6 Myles Norwood, Jr., 6-0, 174, Arlington, Texas

The defense is bad and when you look at what is missing and what has not worked out you can see why. Jake Replogle continues to be questionable at best and now Lorenzo Neal is injured. Eddy Wilson is an ejection and suspension waiting to happen. Austin Larkin was penciled in for big minutes and has not been reliable. Antoine Miles, Shayne Henley, and Langston Newton, three guys that were supposed to provide depth up front, are nowhere to be found. Kamal Hardy is another JuCo disaster. Mike Little, Evyn Cooper, and David rose were all supposed to be up and comers, but have gone and went. Brandon Roberts is mysteriously suspended (still). There is virtually no depth here at any position and the defensive line is down to basically three guys for eight spots (Robinson, Panfil, and Wilson). This is why Purdue has fallen off dramatically in the second half the last two weeks. We’re not even running out Henley, Newton, and Miles to give guys a rest at times.

Specialists

Punter 31 Joe Schopper, So., 6-0, 196, Indianapolis, Ind.

96 Jake Herr, R-Fr., 6-5, 220, Carmel, Ind.

Placekicker 85 J.D. Dellinger, Fr., 6-2, 190, Charlotte, N.C.

43 Myles Homan, R-Fr., 6-1, 220, Cincinnati, Ohio

Kickoffs 85 J.D. Dellinger, Fr., 6-2, 190, Charlotte, N.C.

43 Myles Homan, R-Fr., 6-1, 220, Cincinnati, Ohio

Long Snapper 65 Ben Makowski, So., 6-2, 252, Osceola, Ind.

48 Ryan Sadkowski, So., 5-11, 260, Glen Ellyn, Ill.

Holder 31 Joe Schopper, So., 6-0, 196, Indianapolis, Ind.

11 David Blough, So., 6-1, 200, Carrollton, Texas

Kickoff Returns 22 Jack Wegher, Fr., 5-9, 205, Sioux City, S.D.

and 37 Brian Lankford-Johnson, Fr., 6-0, 195, St. Paul, Minn.

Punt Returns 3 Bilal Marshall, 5th, 6-2, 201, Miami, Fla.

9 Malik Kimbrough, Jr., 6-0, 172, San Jacinto, Calif.

The only official change is one we saw in game this past week. Bilal Marshall is now fielding punts in place of Kimbrough, who was specifically brought in this season to field punts.