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Purdue Football Scholarship Grid: July 31 Update

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Purdue has some room left in 2017, but 2018 is packed.

NCAA Football: Big Ten Media Days Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue finally released its 2017 roster this weekend and, as expected, there was some official attrition. We have tried to keep track of the comings and goings over the summer, piecing together who has left via Twitter and other rumors. It has made for a patchwork scholarship grid, but we did finally get under the limit for 2017. The 2018 situation is a mess though. Here is the official roster before we look at the scholarship grid:

Purdue Football Scholarship Grid 7/31/2017

Player Position ('17-'18) ('18-'19) ('19-'20) ('20-'21) ('21-'22)
Player Position ('17-'18) ('18-'19) ('19-'20) ('20-'21) ('21-'22)
Dave Steinmetz OL Grad Transfer
TJ McCollum LB Grad Transfer
Josh Okonye DB Grad Transfer
Da'Wan Hunte CB Senior (5)
Antoine Miles DE Senior (5)
Danny Ezechukwu LB Senior (5)
Anthony Mahoungou WR Senior
Gelen Robinson DE Senior
Gregory Phillips WR Senior
Ja'Whaun Bentley LB Senior
Christopher Parker S Senior
Kamal Hardy CB Senior
Austin Larkin DE Senior
Corey Holmes WR Grad Transfer Grad Transfer
Shane Evans OG Grad Transfer Grad Transfer
Spencer Evans K Grad Transfer Grad Transfer
Dexter Knox RB Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Bearooz Yacoobi OL Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Cole Herdman TE Junior (RS) Senior (5)
David Blough QB Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Keiwan Jones DT Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Kirk Barron C Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Tim Cason CB Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Will Colmery DT Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Rob Simmons DE Junior Senior
Ben Makowksi LS Junior Senior
TJ Jallow S Junior Senior
Ethan Smart OL Junior Senior
Joe Schopper P Junior Senior
Markell Jones RB Junior Senior
Eddy Wilson DT Junior Senior
Isaac Zico WR Junior Senior
Ray Ellis DT Junior Senior
Terry Wright WR Junior Senior
Markus Bailey LB Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Tario Fuller RB Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Andy Chelf S Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Brycen Hopkins TE Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Chazmyn Turner DE Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Elijah Sindelar QB Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Jess Trussell TE Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Matt McCann OT Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Michael Little CB Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Michael Mendez OL Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Peyton Truitt OL Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Richard Worship RB Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Sawyer Dawson LB Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Kai Higgins DE Sophomore Junior Senior
Josh Hayes CB Sophomore Junior Senior
Alex Criddle DT Sophomore Junior Senior
Navon Mosley S Sophomore Junior Senior
Jack Wegher RB Sophomore Junior Senior
J.D. Dellinger K Sophomore Junior Senior
Lorenzo Neal DT Sophomore Junior Senior
Brian Lankford-Johnson RB Sophomore Junior Senior
Brandon Shuman CB Sophomore Junior Senior
Benaiah Franklin WR Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Anthony Watts DT Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Jared Sparks QB Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Grant Hermanns OL Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Simeon Smiley CB Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Tanner Hawthorne OL Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Semisi Fakasiieiki LB Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Jackson Anthrop WR Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Griffin Alstott QB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Darius Pittman TE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Nicholas Sipe QB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Tyler Hamilton WR Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Dedrick Mackey DB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Mark Stickford OL Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jacob Abrams DB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jalen Jackson OG Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Giovanni Hightower-Reviere DE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
D’Jaundrae Edwards WR Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Viktor Beach OL Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
DeShon Washington OL Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Kenneth Major DB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Allen Daniels DT Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Keyron Catlett WR Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Derrick Barnes LB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Robert McWilliams LB/DE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Cornell Jones LB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Tobias Larry LB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jaylan Alexander LB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jack Plummer QB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Elijah Ball DB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Kadin Smith DB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Charles Allen OG Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jack Cravaack TE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Cornelius McCoy WR Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Byron Perkins CB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Eric Miller OT Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Connor Parks DE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Cory Trice S Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Lawrence Johnson DT Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Will Bramel OL Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jimmy McKenna OL Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Willie Lane DE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jordan Bonner WR Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Clay Harris RB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
K.J. Stokes DE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Destin Coates RB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Branson Deen DE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jack Sullivan DE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Total Scholarships Left 2 -6 15 37 64
Total Scholarships Used 83 91 70 48 21

And now, some notes:

· This confirms that Terrance Landers, Fred Brown, Malik Kimbrough, Jalen Neal, Dezwan Polk-Campbell, Keyante Green, Tim Faison, and David Yancey are gone. Kimbrough, Neal, Polk-Campbell, Green, and Yancey were all seniors that were not expected to contribute much this year, if at all.

· The only player that was really expected to contribute much was Landers, who played a little last year as a true freshman, but was a casualty much earlier in the summer.

· Incoming kicker Spencer Evans was not on the roster yet because he had not finished his paperwork, but he is coming and he will be on scholarship as we reported earlier.

· After all of this, Purdue has two open scholarships for this season. That means we can award a couple of walk-ons that have earned it over time. If you’re looking for candidates, Garrett Hudson, Race Johnson, and Eric Swingler would be strong choices. Johnson and Hudson are seniors that have played a fair amount, and them getting the two spots doesn’t impact the grid next year. Swingler is a junior.

· Will Colmery and Andy Chelf, two guys very questionable for the season due to off the field injuries, are still on the roster.

· With 21 commitments on board and coach Brohm still actively recruiting Purdue is up against it numbers-wise for the 2018 season. We’re right now 6 over the limit and could be close to 10 over once the recruiting class is finalized. Remember: three of the graduate transfers (Corey Holmes, Shave Evans, and Spencer Evans) have two years of eligibility left, so they count against 2018 as well.

· This means more attrition is coming. Your guess is as good as mine there, but clearly we have guys that will have to fight not only for playing time, but for a spot on the team itself. It is almost certain that some will see the writing on the wall and transfer elsewhere, but any number of things can happen. Most teams have some attrition between seasons due to injuries, transfers, academics, etc.