Future Watch: Darius Leonard Rookie Football Cards, Colts

Future Watch: Darius Leonard Rookie Football Cards, ColtsFuture Watch: Darius Leonard Rookie Football Cards, ColtsDarius Leonard was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts with the 36th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He was a star at South Carolina State and that’s trickling down to the NFL as well.

In his rookie season at South Carolina, he had 86 tackles, 14 for a loss with five sacks and two forced fumbles. The next season he had 70 stops. He was starting to make a name for himself. After the 2016 season, he was voted MEAC defensive player of the year. That season he had 124 tackles, 14 ½ of them for a loss, 3 ½ sacks and two interceptions and four forced fumbles. He was a force that season.

As a senior, he had 113 total tackles, 8 ½ sacks, two interceptions, and one forced fumble. After that 2017 season, he racked up his second MEAC defensive player of the year award.

In the senior bowl, he had five solo tackles and 14 in total. That drove up his draft stock. Then he impressed scouts at the combine, even with a quad pull.

Collectors can find rookie cards of him in 2018 Panini Playbook, Donruss and Prizm to name a few.

Here’s a look at him in action:

Leonard posted a league-leading 146 tackles through Week 15. To say that’s great is an understatement. He has been even better than the Colts had hoped and now a lot of people are wondering how he didn’t go in the first round?

When the Pro Bowl teams were announced Leonard was snubbed but he was named as an alternate. He went public with his displeasure showing how much pride he takes in his game. Now he has to wait for an injury to get in the big game. He might and now collectors know they should collect this future Pro Bowler.

Future Watch: Darius Leonard Rookie Football Cards, Colts – Stats

Defense & Fumbles Table
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Comb Solo Ast TFL QBHits Sfty AV
2018 23 IND LB 53 13 13 1 10 0 10 6 4 1 2 0 0 7.0 146 99 47 12 8
Career 13 13 1 10 0 10 6 4 1 2 0 0 7.0 146 99 47 12 8
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/20/2018.

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