Sunday, April 25, 2010

An update on Purdue players heading into the NFL:
The only drafted player was Mike Neal, who got picked up by Green Bay in the second round.

As is normal with Purdue players, a handful of guys have signed as undrafted free agents with hopes of at least making a practice squad somewhere. Here's the rundown on who is where so far:
Jared Zwilling - C - Tampa Bay Bucs
Brandon King - CB - Indianapolis Colts
Joey Elliot - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
David Pender - CB - Philadelphia Eagles

The rest of the Colts UDFA's include some well known talents that could potentially have an impact on this team:
Brett Swenson - K - Michigan State
Brandon James - KR - Florida - Might be the type of playmaker the Colts need on Special Teams
Blair White - WR - Michigan State - Watching him play in college reminded me of an Austin Collie type, could be a good fit for the fifth receiver on the roster.
Thad Turner - CB - Ohio
Javarris James - RB - Miami
Tim Hiller - QB - Western Michigan - Decent talent, but I don't think he is an upgrade over Painter
Mike Newton - S - Buffalo
Jeff Linkenbach - OL - Cincinnati
David Caldwell - S - William and Mary