Darius Leonard
Darius Leonard
23-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Indianapolis Colts
Injury Ankle
Fri Practice: Full
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Leonard appeared an undersized (6-2, 237) under-athletic (4.7 40) linebacker when the Colts "reached" for him at the 36th pick in 2018, but he couldn't have proved his critics more wrong. Leonard was outrageously productive as a rookie in all facets of play. He graded tops or close to it in all stat categories and did so on a fully sustainable 955 snaps, missing one game due to an ankle injury. Leonard will be hard-pressed to avoid statistical regression entirely, but the kind of production he posted last year simply leaves no room for doubt. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $7.25 million contract with the Colts in July of 2018.
Jogging at practice
LBIndianapolis Colts
June 12, 2019
Leonard (ankle) did some jogging on the field during Tuesday's practice, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
Leonard underwent relatively minor ankle surgery in May and is now approaching the tail end of the projected six-week timeline for his recovery. Not only does the linebacker expect to be fully cleared for the start of training camp in late July, but Leonard doesn't expect to be under many limitations in personal workouts during the summer break that begins after mandatory minicamp concludes Thursday.
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Measurables Review
How do Darius Leonard's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 2"
221 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.70 sec
Bench Press
17 reps
Hand Length
10.25 in
Arm Length
34.38 in
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
While most considered him a reach on draft day, Leonard comes to the Colts via the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft and this pedigree suggests he'll instantly join the starting lineup in Indianapolis. In fact, the South Carolina State product could become IDP relevant as soon as Week 1 given his nature as an off-ball linebacker -- an alignment that's historically led to higher tackle totals than OLBs on the strong side -- but fantasy owners might be best served taking a wait-and-see approach while the Indianapolis defense settles into its 4-3 scheme after playing in a 3-4 under Chuck Pagano the fast few seasons.
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Facing six-week recovery
LBIndianapolis Colts
May 14, 2019
Leonard will require six weeks of recovery time after undergoing surgery for a left ankle injury that plagued him in 2018, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.
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Down to 221 pounds
LBIndianapolis Colts
April 17, 2019
Leonard currently weighs 221 pounds and plans to stay below 225 throughout the 2019 campaign, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
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Paces NFL in tackles
LBIndianapolis Colts
January 15, 2019
Leonard recorded a league-high 163 tackles, including seven sacks, with eight passes defensed (two interceptions) and four forced fumbles in 15 games this season.
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Powers defense again
LBIndianapolis Colts
December 17, 2018
Leonard had 11 tackles (nine solo) in Sunday's 23-0 win over the Cowboys.
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Continues amazing rookie season
LBIndianapolis Colts
December 10, 2018
Leonard had 12 total tackles and a sack in Sunday's win at Houston.
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