Today is day three of the 2011 SideLion Report Detroit Lions player of the year tournament‘s third round! Take a look at the bracket here.
Who will be the third player to make our Elite Eight? Polls remain open until midnight on the west coast.
(1 seed) Cliff Avril
First Round: bye
Second Round: def Bobby Carpenter
Coming off a nine sack season might make some think that Cliff Avril couldn’t improve his sack total for a fourth consecutive year but he did just that. Beyond the 11 sacks, Avril made his presence felt with six forced fumbles and interception and two touchdowns.
(4 seed) Justin Durant
First Round: def Brandon McDonald
Second Round: def Eric Wright
Justin Durant arrived in Detroit with less fanfare than position-mate Stephen Tulloch but was an important part of the Lions defense nonetheless. He finished as the team’s fifth leading tackler despite missing three games. Durant also forced a fumble, recovered two others and was credited with a sack.
Who should advance to the fourth round of the 2011 SideLion Report Player of the Year Tournament?
- Cliff Avril (77%, 10 Votes)
- Justin Durant (23%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 13