Former Florida Gators star cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy was one of the bigger names to go undrafted this year, but it was honestly even more shocking to see his former teammate Marcus Roberson, who had a second day grade, go undrafted. Roberson has reportedly signed with the St. Louis Rams, and Purifoy’s wait is now over as well.
Per Colts official site beat writer Kevin Bowen, the team has agreed to terms with Loucheiz Purifoy in undrafted free agency, giving the organization some quality depth at the cornerback position. The signing makes plenty of senses for both sides, but it still doesn’t make much sense that it took this long for Purifoy to find a home in undrafted free agency. I can understand how speed and character issues caused him to fall from a late-round prospect to an undrafted one, but he should have been snapped up sooner on the open market.
Purifoy made plenty of big plays at Florida and is a big, athletic CB, but he displays poor technique that, when combined with his severe lack of downfield speed, causes him to get burned frequently. If he’s going to have a strong future in the NFL, then it will be as a nickel or dime corner and on special teams. He’s definitely worth taking a flier on due to his college production, and it will be interesting to see if he can forge a niche for himself in the NFL.