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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Cleveland Browns select Melila Purcell in 6th Rd

Browns pick DL Melila Purcell

Jeff Walcoff, Staff Writer

04.29.2007

The Browns have selected defensive lineman Melila Purcell in the sixth round (200th overall) at the 2007 NFL Draft.

Purcell was a three-year starter along the Hawaii defensive line, marking 208 tackles with 36.5 tackles for loss and 20 sacks during his career. At 6-feet-5 and 269 pounds, he'll likely compete for a job along the team's defensive line.

Purcell was born and attended school in American Samoa and is cousins with 2007 second-round pick center Samson Satele of Hawaii.

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