Friday, March 30, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:00 AM
CLIFF AVRIL: Purdue, 6027 253 4.61. Two-year starter. Explosive first step quickness. Finishes chase and pursuit. Needs more functional strength to play the run. Good lateral quickness. Long arms. Thirty tackles for loss his last two years and 12.5 sacks. Very good athlete. Outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme or a weakside linebacker candidate. Quick to read and react. Instinctive. Quick use of hands to disengage and slap blocker’s hands down. Has an upfield burst to close on the quarterback or knock off a running play. Quick twitch, high motor, good effort player. Competitive and productive on the edge. Disruptive. Is a knee bender that plays pad under pad. Good balance. Stays on his feet. Can slip a block or double move a tackle. Can’t single block him with a tight end. Speed and range to cut off outside plays. Intense and focused. OSR:3/31. Second/third round. (A-34 5/8, H-9 3/4, BP-27, 10-1.55).