Mike Purcell Scouting Report: NFL Outlook for Wyoming DT

April 20, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Mike Purcell was considered one of the best defensive players in his conference last season as a first-team All-Mountain West selection, but the Wyoming defensive tackle is no lock to be selected in the 2013 NFL draft.
The following scouting report takes a look at the strong points of Purcell's game that made him a productive collegiate player and could earn him a spot in the draft, but also the shortcomings in his game that could leave him as an undrafted free-agent signing rather than a draft pick.
Purcell is an active run defender who covers ground well for a defensive tackle, which led to him an 83-tackle year in his senior season. He moves well laterally and has a motor that runs high.
Purcell is not very disruptive as a penetrator on the interior defensive line. He is not an explosive athlete off the snap and is not as active or skilled as he needs to be with his hands. He struggles to disen...

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