GoldandBlack.com's 20-year Purdue player draft: Pick No. 84

Brian Neubert, GoldandBlack.com staff
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Tom Campbell

Draft ticker:Nos. 1-83

My offensive line is complete with not only the addition of a very solid center in multi-year starter Jim Niedrach, but also a position switch.

With a true center now on board, my offensive line becomes even stronger because Gene Mruczkowski now moves over to guard, his best position. Unlike some of my colleagues, I'm trying to put players in the best position to succeed and I've now done that with Mruczkowski, one of the two best guards Purdue's had in this timeframe.

I don't want to make this just about Mruczkowski, though. Niedrach started about three dozen games for Purdue during one of the most successful three-year runs the program's had in terms of wins: 1997-99. I recall no complaints about his performances whatsoever.

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