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Position
DE
 
Jersey
56
Name  Cliff Avril
Born  4/8/1986
Height  6-3
Weight  260
College  Purdue
 
Notes:
2012: Re-signed with DET 1-year, $10.6 million.Started the first four games in 2006 at stronside linebacker, but moved to rush end for the remainder of the season, finishing the year with 84 tackles, 15 TFLs and six sacks...Named to the All-Big Ten Second Team in 2007, starting all 13 games at left end and recording 15 TFLs, 6.5 sacks and forcing four fumbles...Has tremendous burst and great quickness off the snap...Is a top-notch pass rusher with a great motor...Plays with a little bit of a meanstreak...Solid tackler with big hit ability...Does not possess the ideal size for defensive end at the next level and would be best served as a pass rushing LB in a 3-4 system.

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