Purdue Boilermakers: CFN College Football Preview 2021

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Purdue Boilermakers: CFN College Football Preview 2021

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Purdue Boilermakers College Football Preview 2021: Defense

Brad Lambert is a terrific get as the new defensive coordinator. The former Charlotte head coach has been great for the Marshall D over the last two years, and now he should do wonders for a group that was last in the Big Ten in sacks but allowed just under 400 yards and 30 points per game.

The defensive front three has the ends. George Karlaftis only made two sacks last season, but he should push for double-digits if everything else goes right, and there are enough prospects on the other side to take the heat off. Losing Lorenzo Neal on the nose takes away a big 325-pound body – it’ll take a rotation to replace him.

Leading tackler Derrick Barnes is gone from the linebacking corps, but second-leading tackler Jaylan Alexander and No. 3 man DaMarcus Mitchell – the team’s top tackler for loss with six – are back after combining for 82 tackles.

Cam Allen is a solid all-around safety – he led the team with two interceptions to go along with 27 tackles – and getting back starting corners Cory Trice and Dedrick Mackey is a huge plus.

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