Jason’s Early 2018 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: South Carolina State OLB Darius Leonard

Basics:

Name- Darius Leonard
Position- OLB
College- South Carolina State
Jersey Number- 10
Class- Senior

Measurements:

Height- 6’3
Weight- 235 lbs

Pros:

Has good size
Has good speed
A tackling machine
A defensive play maker
A difference maker on defense
Has a non stop motor
Is in on every play
Does not give up on many plays
A tough nosed player
Very experienced
Has good instincts
A defensive play maker
A difference maker on defense
Versatile as he can play OLB and ILB
A good cover LB
Gets good pressure on the QB
Is a good pass rusher
A hard hitter
Does a great job of breaking up passes
Put up great sack numbers at South Carolina State
Does a great job of bringing the ball carrier down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Cons:

While he has good speed he does not have elite LB speed but that does not hurt his game

Career Stats:

Games Played: 42, Tackles: 381, Tackles For Loss: 54.0, Sacks: 20.0, Interceptions: 6, Pass Breakups: 13, Forced Fumbles: 7