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66 Days to Purdue Football: Cameron Cermin

Will Cermin be fully healthy and contribute as a starter in 2016?

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Today's player is one of the biggest question marks on the offensive line. He brings a ton of experience to go along with Jordan Roos and Jason King. Unfortunately, offseason shoulder surgery has limited his time this spring and raised questions as to how effective he will be.

Cameron Cermin -€” Sr. (5)

College Station, Texas (A&M Consolidated HS)

6'5", 310 pounds

Offensive Tackle

2016 Projection: Starter at right tackle

Purdue needs Cermin to be healthy. He made his debut in 2014 when he started five games at left tackle and three at right tackle. With King, Roos, and Kirk Barron locking down the middle of the line Purdue needs Cermin to come back strong to either start at one of the tackle spots or serve at least as a top reserve to give Martesse Patterson and newcomer Jalen Neal a break now and then.

Still, BTN is not high on this group as a whole. Matt McCann didn't so much beat out Cermin as gain experience because Cermin was still rehabbing his shoulder. Purdue still needs Cermin to be a force as an experienced player up front. At minimum, he is needed for critical depth. At most, he needs to be an improved starter and settle one of the two tackle spots that are in flux.