BIO: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after posting 35/1/1. Junior totals included 74/15.5/6.
POSITIVES: Solid athlete who flashes playmaking skill behind the line of scrimmage. Quickly changes direction or alters his angle of attack, displaying good range. Plays with good pad level and balance. Rarely off his feet and flashes explosion.
NEGATIVES: Slow shedding blocks by opposing tight ends and is easily moved from his angle of attack. Easily gives up on plays if he's blocked from the point.
ANALYSIS: A defender who has flashed ability, Purcell.s draft stock dropped after a disappointing season.