Purdue Boilermakers Best of 2023: Kydran Jenkins Makes Moves On the Defensive Line

Purdue Boilermakers Best of 2023 includes Kydran Jenkins making moves on the inside as he's become a dominant pass rusher.

In conjunction with our College Football’s Best series, highlighting the top plays, players, highlights, and moments from all 133 teams, we’re here to showcase the best the Purdue Boilermakers have had to offer in 2023. Who has stood out? What units are turning heads?

And who from Purdue is among the top mentions in our College Football’s Best series this season?

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Purdue Boilermakers Best of 2023

At College Football Network, we watch every game. Every player. Every team. And our notebooks are chock full of top players, plays, highlights, and moments. Today, I’m emptying the notebook.

Below, find Purdue’s noteworthy players, groupings, or units, all listed under a different category: good, great, grand, or wonderful. Every team across the country has put forth their best efforts in 2023, and through four weeks of action, those players deserve notoriety for what they’ve put forth this season.

Highlighting the best with a line from the one and only Chris Farley, welcome to this season’s Good, Great, Grand, Wonderful!

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Good: Hudson Card, QB

The arm talent has never been in question for Hudson Card and he’s found success in this Boilermakers’ offense quickly in 2023. He’s distributing the ball well and has thrown for 1,027 yards and three scores. A few more better decisions when the plays have broken down, and we’re moving him up here.

Great: Deion Burks, WR

Breaking out to start the year and following that up with multiple big plays, somehow, Deion Burks has caught all three of the receiving touchdowns for the Purdue offense this season. He’s a nimble threat but plays a much bigger game than his 5’11” frame would indicate.

Grand: Dillon Thieneman, LB

Leading the team with 38 total tackles, 29 solo tackles, and two interceptions, Dillon Thieneman is the leader for a reason. He patrols the middle well and has shown he’s fully capable of a three-down role yet again.

Wonderful: Kydran Jenkins, DL

A missile to the football, Kydran Jenkins has been a man on a mission in 2023. With a team-high three sacks to his credit, that doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of his impact. He’s a true pocket pusher and does so with great strength and crafty balance on his pass rushes.

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