Gooden Ranked 10th


The Boiling Point: Gooden ranked 10th best defensive end in Big Ten.

 Gerald Gooden

ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg ranked the Big Ten’s defensive ends.  Purdue’s Gerald Gooden came in at 10.  This a list that Gooden wouldn’t have even come close to making previous years.  The Big Ten has had an unusual amount of elite talent at the position.  Gooden needs to have a big year for the Boilers after losing Ryan Kerrigan. His senior leadership needs to come through.  Here is what Rittenberg had to say:

"10. Gerald Gooden, Purdue, senior: The Boilers are thin at defensive end and need big things from Gooden, who can be effective when he avoids the injury bug. Gooden has started games in each of the past three seasons, recording eight tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks in 2009 and forcing two fumbles in 2010. Health and consistency are the big questions for Gooden, but experience is not."