6:39 pm April 30, 2011, by D. Orlando Ledbetter
Name: Cliff Matthews (7th round, 230)
Size: 6-3, 257
College: South Carolina
Position: Defensive end
His production: He played weakside linebacker as a freshman, making nine starts and playing in 12 games. He started all 13 games as a sophomore at defensive end. He started 11 of 13 games as a junior and started all 14 games last season. He finished his career with 15.5 sacks.
The skinny: He was a team captain. He was nicknamed “The Exposer” by coaches for the tendency to expose other’s lack of effort. He was the 21st rated defensive end in the draft by ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper. He’s considered a high-energy player, who needs to get stronger in the weight room.
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