Darius Leonard
Darius Leonard
24-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Indianapolis Colts
Questionable
Injury Concussion
Wed Practice: DNP
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.
Still battling concussion
LBIndianapolis Colts
Concussion
September 18, 2019
Leonard remains in the league's concussion protocol Wednesday, Mike Wells of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The Colts aren't holding an official practice Wednesday, but Leonard wouldn't participate if they did. It appears Leonard may have started experiencing symptoms following Sunday's game versus the Titans since he played every snap in that game. The second-year pro will need to clear the league's protocol in order to play Sunday versus the Falcons.
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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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55 days ago
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IDP Analysis: Week 17 Matchups
269 days ago
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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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Nursing concussion
LBIndianapolis Colts
Concussion
September 16, 2019
Leonard is in the league's concussion protocol Monday, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.
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Ten tackles in Sunday's win
LBIndianapolis Colts
September 16, 2019
Leonard had ten total tackles, a sack, a tackle for a loss and a QB hit in Sunday's win over Tennessee.
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Just seven tackles Sunday
LBIndianapolis Colts
September 10, 2019
Leonard had seven total tackles and defended a pass in Sunday's loss at the Chargers.
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Good to go
LBIndianapolis Colts
August 20, 2019
Leonard (back) notched one tackle on 11 defensive snaps during Saturday's preseason contest against the Browns.
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Not practicing Sunday
LBIndianapolis Colts
Back
August 4, 2019
Leonard did not participate in Sunday's practice due to back spasms, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
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