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All of the Colts players rave about his leadership skills and his ability to make plays while seeing things happen before they actually do – a skill not very many defenders have.

* Selected to Pro Bowl, + First-Team All-Pro. It is becoming more commonplace to see collegiate athletes from non-power five conferences excel in the NFL, and Colts’ rookie linebacker Darius Leonard is quickly adding his name to that list.

Rookie Watch. Pro-Football-Reference utilizes Official NFL data for current NFL seasons. 6 linebacker overall in the NFL in 2019 with a grade of 79.2. Likewise, Hooker was targeted only four times with two interceptions to his name. Pro Football Focus demonstrates just how dominant Leonard really was, as he earned fantastic grades: What a year it was for Darius Leonard! Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle/end Tyquan Lewis on Tuesday talked to local reporters via video conference.

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(Updated October 19, 2020), Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Friday, October 23, 6:40AM. What did he have to say about the defense's recent issues in the first half of games, and how to fix it, as well as comparisons he sees between rookie Julian Blackmon and veteran Malik Hooker? Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine., THE MANIAC CALLED GAME. Indianapolis Colts safety Khari Willis on Tuesday talked to local reporters via video conference. What were the main takeaways from Sunday's Indianapolis Colts 2020 Week 6 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals?

The 2018 second-round pick is currently ranked fifth among all rookie defenders and second among rookie linebackers with an 82.3 overall grade.

Linebacker Darius Leonard leads the Colts with 27 total tackles. We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data.

Darius Leonard Linebacker No. So is he justified in saying he feels overlooked? That's been a theme throughout his two All-Pro seasons in the league, as he's notched four clutch-time sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovered and two interceptions. Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich spoke to the media on Monday via video conference. Meanwhile, Hooker is hardly thrown at—which probably means he’s A) either holding his own in coverage or B) opposing quarterbacks are afraid to challenge him back there with his elite ballhawking skills. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. Draft: Indianapolis Colts in the 2nd round (36th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. During "clutch time" in 2019, Leonard recorded one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovered and two interceptions. Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks coach Marcus Brady this week spoke to local reporters via video conference. Defensively, Colts linebacker Darius Leonard was a clear standout player. What did he have to say about the offense's takeaways from its self-scouting opportunity during the bye week, what contributes to being the least-sacked quarterback in the NFL, why the Colts have been successful utilizing a no-huddle attack and more?

Naturally, I became a Colts fan as I watched Marvin Harrison and Peyton Manning shred offenses then walk off the field to Tony Dungy while at the same time making sure their opponent was given respect no matter what. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. Should the Colts make a push for WR Antonio Brown?

Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. Fifth-round receiver Darnell Mooney easily had the highlight of the rookie class with his leaping grab over Xavier Rhodes. Do you have a sports website? The guys that show up with the game on the line? Both Hooker and Boston did excellent jobs of both limiting throws into their coverage and making plays on the ball when passes did come their way.

Colts: Don’t even think about Indy making run at Antonio Brown. Even better was his being snubbed from last year’s Pro Bowl despite making the All-Pro team in his rookie season. Like Hooker, Leonard has ice water in his veins and knows how to take the ball away from the offense. Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy.

With a strong offense and an improved defense, Indy is a trendy pick to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl this coming season. Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images According to Pro Football Focus, Indianapolis Colts starting safety Malik Hooker (First-Team) and … Cmon man! One of his two career fumble recoveries have come in crunch time as well.

Using 2019's data, Hooker nabbed First-Team honors, while Leonard landed as a Second-Team selection. Even so, his complaint isn’t that he wasn’t in it, per se, it’s that he wasn’t even in the conversation about it.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 24: Darius Leonard #53 of the Indianapolis Colts is seen before a preseason game against the Chicago Bears at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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All rights reserved. The Nichols, S.C. native finished out his collegiate career by registering 114 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks during his final season at South Carolina State in 2017, and in 2016, he recorded 124 stops, 14.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. Should Colts sign Xavier Rhodes to extension amid bounce-back season? INDIANAPOLIS — As the saying goes, "Clutch is everything.". Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? In the inaugural collection of this award in 2018, three-fifths of their starting offensive line in left guard Quenton Nelson, right guard Mark Glowinski and right tackle Braden Smith as well as Leonard made the First-Team. COLTS is a registered trademark of the Indianapolis Colts LLC. Here's the latest edition of "Colts Chatter.". The job of a free safety can be without glamour and hard to judge at times. He also had the most interceptions at 5, while also being #6 in tackling efficiency at 31 (defined as 31 made tackles for every missed 1). in Nichols, SC, Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 29 (3780th overall since 1960). He’s not one to brag about his accomplishments. Are you a Stathead, too? Running back Nyheim Hines and Glowisnki's predecessor at right guard, Matt Slauson, made the Second-Team. Catch the Colts back in action at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 8th as they welcome a maximum of 12,500 fans vs. the Baltimore Ravens.

Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on Indianapolis Colts and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. #Colts Welcome to Colts Wire's European Union Experience. One bright spot was he made PFF’s top 101 players of the year at 100 right ahead of Justin Houston, the offseason acquisition to the defense. 100% he is. NFL and PFF player stats for Indianapolis Colts LB Darius Leonard on Pro Football Focus.

We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. The “Maniac,” as his nickname says, makes sure he presents himself in a respectful manner while also being proud to be a Colts player. What did he have to say about his comfort level deciding to sign with the Colts as undrafted free agent, as well as building a rapport with quarterback Philip Rivers to build off his NFL debut? Here's the latest edition of "Colts Chatter.

Not to mention interceptions at 7 with two of them taken back to the house – both last season alone. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers spoke to local reporters today via conference call. Copyright © ClutchPoints. Keep giving me that motivation to prove y’all wrong! By: Kevin Hickey. It's hard to get much better than that.".

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Born: July 27, 1995 in Nichols, SC. Over the season quarterbacks had a 79.0 passer rating against him, by the way, which was the best in the league. (Groin): Leonard has been absent from the previous two games with a groin injury, and it is unclear if he will suit up Week 8 versus the Lions. Or write about sports? College: South Carolina St. He’s also setting an example for young boys on how to act on and off the field.
While quarterbacks know to generally avoid Hooker downfield late in games in passing situations, his range and instincts manifest themselves and he makes plays. The Colts have one of the better linebacker groups in the league, led by Darius Leonard, who has been going in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. The 23-year-old, who played his collegiate football at South Carolina State, was originally selected by the Colts in the second round (36th pick overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. … I’m not one who believes it’s only stats that make a player great. 1 (90.8), 50 snaps (100 percent) Leonard makes the Team of the Week yet again, earning his second-highest grade of … #INDvsLAC, Malik Hooker intercepte cette passe déviée de Jameis Winston !

Keep giving me that motivation to prove y’all wrong! The Indianapolis Colts today signed safety Ibraheim Campbell to their practice squad and released cornerback Christian Angulo from the practice squad.

If they’re doing their job well, the ball isn’t going to come their way all that often, leaving them with fewer opportunities to make the splash plays on the ball that bring the recognition. HAWK. Your privacy is safe with us. Leonard then went on total 27 tackles in two playoff games. He registered seven double-digit tackle efforts this past season, including a 19-tackle performance during a Week 2 win over the Washington Redskins. We'll focus on projected depth charts, what each IDP’s role will be heading into the 2020 NFL season and what we can expect from them for fantasy purposes. Not just his personal life, but his player life. Likewise, Hooker was targeted only four times with two interceptions to his name.