A week from today the Jeff Brohm era officially begins in Indianapolis against Louisville. Both of today’s players are expected to be major contributors too.
Eddy Wilson – Jr.
Pontiac, MI (West Bloomfield HS)
6’4”, 295 pounds
2017 Projection: Starter at Defensive Tackle
Eddy Wilson is going to be one of Purdue’s best defenders. He is projected to have a big season this year and is probably the only candidate on the roster to be an early departure to the NFL Draft. That’s how high his potential is.
Last season Wilson was a solid defender in the middle of the field. He finished with 36 tackles and 2.5 sacks with a fumble recovery. This was a good second season after he had 10 tackles in 9 games during the 2015 season. The pro scouts are raving over his size and athleticism, and so far in camp the coaches have been impressed with his improved attitude and focus. If he puts it all together this could be a good year for him.
Isaac Zico – Jr.
Milledgeville, GA (Georgia Military College)
6’1”, 190 pounds
2017 Projection: Contributor at Wide Receiver
Zico, in addition to having a name that sounds like a Bond villain, is one of three new receivers expected to contribute with three holdovers from last year. He forms a good part of an overhauled receiver corps that will have plenty of chances to make an impact.
Last season he had a good year at Georgia Military College. He caught 46 passes for 938 yards and 14 touchdowns in just 11 games. That made him one of the best JuCo receiver prospects in the country, and when Jeff Brohm came after him offering immediate playing time he jumped on board.
It is hoped that he can be a big play receiver on the outside because Brohm loves to stretch the field. With DeAngelo Yancey off to the Packers there is definitely a chance for Zico on the outside.