Purdue had one player invited to the NFL Combine this year. Eddy Wilson was invited, after forgoing his Senior season to pursue his NFL Dream.
I was a bit surprised by he being the only invitee. Bentley and Hunte both deserved one in my opinion as well, but, it is what it is.
Wilson, who played primarily in a reserve role this past season has always had NFL aspirations, hence why he left early. But,his measurements today were not that great. Here is what NFL.Com put out on Eddy.
Weight: 301 Pounds
Hands: 9 3/8”
40: 5.37 Seconds
Bench Press: 26 Reps (225 Pounds)
Broad Jump: 96”
Combine Grade: 5.71 NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
Bio: “Wilson had a solid junior campaign, contributing in 12 games (starting one), posting 27 tackles, 2.5 for loss, a sack, and two pass breakups. He found himself ineligible for the Boilermakers’ bowl game due to academics, however, which likely pushed him to declare for early entry into the NFL. Wilson started eight of 10 games played as a sophomore, playing with a club on his arm for a large share of the year. He compiled 36 stops, six for loss, and 2.5 sacks on the year. The former three-star recruit from Michigan played in nine games as a reserve tackle as a true freshman, making 10 stops and breaking up one pass.”
Eddy’s 40 yard dash was tied for the second slowest of combine invitees on the defensive line, as there were 40. His bench press reps (26 @ 225) tied for the 7th worst among defensive line invitees, but he has pretty long arms, so this one does not come as that big of a surprise. His broad jump was tied for last of Defensive line invitees. He did not partake in the vertical jump, 3 cone drill, 20 yard shuttle, or 60 yard shuttle.
In a post from a couple of moths ago, I was strongly against Eddy going pro, I think another year under our great coaching staff would have done him well. I do think these numbers would have been better in the 2019 combine, but as NFL.com stated, he was academically ineligible for the bowl game, so he decided to head to the league. But, it is what it is at this point.
Best of luck to Eddy at the Purdue pro day and hopefully a long NFL career. Boiler Up.