The Boiling Point: ESPN Big Ten blog ranks Purdue QB’s 7th.
Brian Bennett from the ESPN Big Ten blog came out with his team quarterback rankings today. Purdue’s came in at 7. On paper, it looks like Purdue has some pretty good depth at the quarter back position. We will see how it translates to the field this year. Rob Henry returns after being forced into action last year, Miami transfer Robert Marve is back from his ACL injury, and Caleb TerBush who was actually competing with Marve for the starting spot last year, returns from being academically ineligible.
Right now it looks as though Henry has the lead on starting next year. Hard to get a gauge on where Marve is at since he decided not to talk to the media this spring. TerBush seems to have been lost in the shuffle, but I wouldn’t rule him out in the future. Regardless who starts, you can expect to see multiple quarterbacks each game depending on situations. The most likely is Marve being at the quarterback spot and Henry moving to running back or slot receiver.
Here is what Bennett had to say on Purdue:
"7. Purdue: The Boilermakers have two quarterbacks who have each played in plenty of games, with incumbent starter Rob Henry and former Miami transfer Robert Marve, who suffered a torn ACL at the beginning of last season. Both players need to improve and find more consistency, though; Henry completed just 53.1 percent of his passes in 2010. Caleb TerBush is back after being ruled academically ineligible in 2010 and adds depth."
The top three rated team’s for the quarterback position are Michigan, Michigan St, and Northwestern
Bennett also ranked the quarterbacks individually. He had Purdue’s Rob Henry as 8th best in the league. Here is what he had to say:
"8. Rob Henry, Purdue, sophomore: This is another projection pick, but Henry has taken the steps to be a more complete and consistent quarterback in 2011. He battled a nasty hand injury for much of the Big Ten season last fall and became one-dimensional, but he looked better throwing the ball this spring. Coach Danny Hope called Henry the team’s most-improved player during the offseason, and Henry clearly has his teammates’ support. The big question is if and when he’ll be named Purdue’s starter as Robert Marve returns from a knee injury."
The top three rated are Denard Robinson from Michigan, Dan Persa from Northwestern, and Kirk Cousins from Michigan St.