BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his sophomore campaign. Senior totals were 60/15.5/9.5 after 34/1/1 as a junior. Posted a career-high 74 tackles as a sophomore.
POSITIVES: Fluid, athletic lineman coming off a solid senior campaign. Quickly gets off the snap, plays with terrific pad level and displays good technique with his hands. Smooth moving out to the sidelines, makes plays down the line of scrimmage.
NEGATIVES: Does not play to his size and is easily tied up at the point by a single blocker. For the most part a marginal pass rusher.
ANALYSIS: An up-and-down player through most of his college career, Purcell is a prospect with good upside. Offers possibilities as a left defensive end if he elevates his game.