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Purdue Football: No One Drafted

For the first time in 22 years, we did not hear the name of a Boilermaker during the NFL Draft.

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This is the final part of the Hazell Era.

He destroyed this program for half a decade, he didn’t fill the seats on Ross-Ade, he didn’t develop talent.

Finally, the era is officially over. This weekend, no Purdue player was drafted for the first time in 22 years, one of the longest records in the nation. Nebraska, who had a streak of 56 years, also had their streak broken this week.

There were some players that had a chance to be drafted from last year’s squad, but, in the end, no one heard their name called. Many believed that David Blough had the best opportunity to be drafted, maybe a 6th or 7th round pick, but it did not happen.

The players have had their phones ring in the last 24 hours though, with most of the players who had NFL aspirations getting a chance to participate in the rookie mini camp as undrafted free agents.

Here are where the players have landed so far.

Most of these signings are more of an invite to their Rookie Mini-Camp with the opportunity to get to training camp. Being an undrafted free agent is tough, but it isn’t impossible for the player to make it on the roster or practice squad.

Best of luck to these young men as they fight for a roster spot over the next few months.