Darius Leonard
Darius Leonard
24-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Indianapolis Colts
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Leonard appeared undersized (6-2, 237) and under-athletic (4.7 40) when the Colts "reached" for him at the 36th pick in 2018, but he couldn't have proved his critics more wrong. He 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 about his talent. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $7.25 million contract with the Colts in July of 2018.
Picks off fifth pass of season
LBIndianapolis Colts
December 31, 2019
Leonard tallied six tackles (three solo) and an interception in Sunday's 38-20 loss to the Jaguars.
ANALYSIS
Leonard's five interceptions this season leads all linebackers. He has shown a keen ability to find the ball so far in his career with 13 takeaways in his first two seasons. He also finishes the campaign with 121 total tackles, his second straight 120-plus tackle season to begin his pro career.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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2019 Darius Leonard Split Stats
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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.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
234 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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Practices in full
LBIndianapolis Colts
December 26, 2019
Leonard (back) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
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Estimated as DNP
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Back
December 25, 2019
Leonard (back) is listed as a DNP on Wednesday's estimated practice report.
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Compiles double-digit tackles
LBIndianapolis Colts
December 24, 2019
Leonard notched 11 tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 38-6 win over the Panthers.
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Racks up 12 tackles against Saints
LBIndianapolis Colts
December 17, 2019
Leonard tallied 12 tackles (six solo) in Monday's 34-7 loss to the Saints.
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Scores first touchdown
LBIndianapolis Colts
December 10, 2019
Leonard had nine tackles (three solo), two interceptions and a touchdown during Sunday's 38-35 loss to the Buccaneers.
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