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Wisconsin at Purdue: Depth Charts

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Purdue may be developing some actual depth up front.

NCAA Football: Northwestern at Purdue Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

It is no secret that Purdue needs to develop more depth in some way, especially up front on both sides of the football. It appears there is some actual movement on that front with this week’s depth chart:

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

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

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

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

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

50 Bearooz Yacoobi, So., 6-5, 293, Dearborn, Mich.

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

It is probably not a good sign that Michael Mendez has been removed entirely from the depth chart. He looked like a very valuable contributor, but he has been out since getting hurt at Minnesota. That has opened the door for Bearooz Yacoobi, a third year sophomore that, quite honestly, needs to start contributing after being in the program for three years. With Roos and King, Purdue’s two best linemen, gone after this season there needs to be someone who steps forward.

Jalen Neal is also back on this week’s depth chart, while Jack Wegher moves into the 3rd running back spot in place of Richie Worship, who has been out for awhile. Next season Purdue is going to need a lot from Neal, McCann, Truitt, Mendez, and Barron as the likely starters, as well as development of reserves.

Finally, I find it disappointing that Terrance Landers is not playing more. Purdue loses virtually every receiver, but they have already burned Landers’ redshirt. He is going to play a lot more next season.

Defense

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

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

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

59 Langston Newton, Sr., 6-3, 278, Indianapolis, Ind.

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

66 Alex Criddle, Fr., 6-4, 309, Broken Arrow, Okla.

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

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

Criddle and Newton have been playing more at the tackle spots out of necessity with Lorenzo Neal out. Neal is going to be an important piece moving forward along with Criddle. Purdue desperately needs a healthy Jake Replogle and Ja’Whaun Bentley. Both are listed as starters again, but did not play last week. They shouldn’t this week, either, because we’re not going to win anyway and we need them as healthy as possible at Indiana.

Finally, the sooner Purdue dumps the 4-2-5 scheme the better. Even the depth chart has a traditional 4-3 that Purdue rarely runs.

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.

No change for the specialists.