The San Francisco 49ers select OLB/DE Cliff Avril, Purdue.
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 251 | 40-Time: 4.75
A great athlete...Good speed and quickness with a burst...Active with a non-stop motor..Does a nice job of shedding blockers...Versatile with experience at multiple positions...Hard worker with top intangibles...Productive and made a lot of impact plays..Hails from a program that is known for producing similar types of prospects.
Undersized and does not have the bulk you look for...Is not stout at the point and could be a liability against the run..Heavily reliant on the speed rush and needs to develop additional moves..May be a 'tweener who has to make a position change.
He played both defensive end and outside linebacker at times in college and could project to either position in the pros depending on scheme...Will attempt to follow in the pro footsteps of former Boilermakers such as Rosevelt Colvin, Shaun Phillips and Anthony Spencer...Don't think for a second that the success his predecessors have had in the NFL won't help him on Draft Day...Could be a situational rusher in a 43 but his optimal fit at the next level will most likely come at linebacker in a 34.