His name is pronounced "lou-CHEZ PURE-uh-foye." Florida native. Appeared in 13 games as a true freshman in 2011, playing primarily on special teams. Recorded 27 tackles (team-best 22 on special teams), zero pass breakups and zero interceptions with a forced fumble. Played in 13 games (12 starts) in '12 and recorded 51-5-0 with one tackle for loss and three forced fumbles (all on special teams, along with a blocked punt and a blocked field goal. Returned seven kickoffs for 167 yards (23.9-yard average). In February '13, he was arrested and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana; the case was subsequently dismissed. Was one of five Gators suspended for the season opener for an unspecified violation of team rules. Went on to appear in 11 games (seven starts), tallying 24-7-2 with 3.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, one forced fumble and one blocked punt. Recorded his first career interception against Arkansas, returning the pick 42 yards for a touchdown. Was 4-82-0 (20.5) returning kickoffs and 3-35-0 (11.7) returning punts.
Good size, arm length and athleticism. Fluid and light on his feet. Transitions smoothly. Can flip his hips and carry receivers deep. Flashes playmaking ability. Good hands to intercept. Tries to strip the ball out. Has special-teams experience returning and covering kicks -- was productive as a gunner earlier in his career. Conditioned, confident and competitive. Has upside.
Shared reps as a junior. Needs to get functionally stronger to jam/re-route and shed blocks. Produced just six reps on the 225-pound bench-press test, lowest among all defensive backs at the combine. Did not run well at the combine, recording below-average times in the 4.6s. Gives up separation at the break point and gets outmuscled at the catch point. Inconsistent, leaky, underpowered tackler. Instincts and anticipation are lacking. Technique needs to be coached up -- opens the gate and gets beat off the snap. Leaves production on the field -- in position, but doesnt make the play. Questionable tackle and ball production -- registered just 24 tackles as a junior and logged just 12 PBUs and two INTs from 2012-13. Marginal run strength as a returner.
Lean, fluid, finesse cover man with better raw, physical ability than his inconsistent performance indicates. Has starter-caliber athleticism, but poor instincts, tackling and tape are reasons for pause.