Big Ten Football Top 150 Players: No. 126, Peters Drey, Purdue LG

Adam Jacobi@Adam_JacobiBig Ten Football Lead WriterMay 10, 2012

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 23:  Peters Drey #67 of the Purdue Boilermakers blocks against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on October 23, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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No. 126: Peters Drey, #67, LG, Purdue 

2011 Stats: eight starts, left guard 

Strengths

In terms of sheer versatility, Peters Drey might be one of the best assets on any offensive line in the Big Ten. He's 6'6" and 310 pounds, and Purdue head coach Danny Hope said Drey could play all five positions on the line. Drey will be returning to left guard, however, where he played last season when healthy. 

Weaknesses

Drey hasn't been back on the field since suffering a back injury in November of 2011, meaning he missed a prime opportunity to jell with the offensive line over spring practice. If that healing process starts to eat into Drey's preseason practice time as well, and someone else needs to step in at left guard, next thing you know, Boilermakers act like they forgot about Drey. (Sorry. Couldn't help it.)

2012 prediction

Purdue's actually in position to take a shot at the Leaders Division title this season, albeit as a dark horse. Primary among the reasons Purdue has this opportunity is the stable situation up front on offense. Assuming Drey comes back healthy (and assume we shall), he'll be part of a front five that'll probably be among the best in the Big Ten.

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