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Northwestern at Purdue: Depth Charts

Absolutely no movement this week, at least on the official depth chart.

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As we have seen the last few games, depth is a major issue for Purdue. The Boilers simply do not have enough up front to stay in games in the second half. One cannot magically grow depth, either. Since Martesse Patterson continues to be suspended and Jalen Neal has been a disaster at tackle there is virtually nothing on the ends, and that led to six sacks of David Blough on Saturday. It does not look much better now, either:

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

First, some good news. DeAngelo Yancey became the 11th Purdue receiver to catch more than 2,000 yards with of passes against Minnesota. He has done this without ever playing in a bowl game, too, so it is a good accomplishment. This week he can pass Tim Stratton and Bart Burrell to move to 9th all-time in school history. He is also now tied for 7th with 17 career TD receptions, matching Calvin Williams and Jim Beirne.

In other stats news, David Blough is quietly having one of the best yardage seasons in school history. He now has five 300 yards passing games and his 2,737 yards is the 13th best season of anyone in school history. Another 300 yard game would move that close to the top 10.

In terms of the depth chart, there is no official movement, but Mendez left Saturday’s game with an injury and the running back situation is a mess. Worship and Jones are banged up. Lankford-Johnson has not done much since Illinois. Fuller and David Yancey have seen spot duty at best. At tackle, we have Neal as the only real backup behind Cermin and McCann, especially if Mendez can’t go. Mendez has been playing (and doing a decent job) at left tackle, too. All due respect to Jack Wegher, he was likely the 6th option on the 4th and inches carry.

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

No official changes on the defense, but Purdue needs to get Neal healthy, especially if Replogle is back. We have absolutely no chance without Replogle, Neal, and Wilson all playing well in the middle. Brandon Roberts is also suspended as the starting nickel corner, but Antonio Blackmon came through with his first career interception against the gophers just before halftime. The walk-on almost took it back all the way, too!

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.

As we saw, Wegher was taking critical snaps on offense at running back, which shows how dire the situation is there. Kimbrough and Marshall both fielded punts at Minnesota. Dellinger also made a big field goal to boost his confidence. He has now hit on four of his last 5 kicks after missing three of his first five. At 6 of 10 on the season and a long of 42 he is improving.