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Grade
5.03 ?
  • 4.50 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 128.0 INCH
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 252LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

2013: Second-team FCS All-American selection and second-team All-OVC pick after playing in 12 games and making six starts. 2012: Second-team FCS All-American pick and first-team All-OVC selection after playing in 10 games and starting eight. Was arrested in February of 2012 for misdemeanor battery after altercation with live-in girlfriend. Was also cited in May of 2012 for driving with a suspended license. 2011: Played in nine games and started four at Florida.

Analysis

Strengths

Releases quickly into routes. Relatively loose athlete with nice balance. Good speed to stretch the seam and separate on crossers. Soft hands -- can extend to catch off his frame. Shakes tacklers and creates yards after the catch. Flashes mismatch and playmaking ability. Lined up all over.

Weaknesses

Marginal size, bulk and strength to block in-line. Will be overpowered by NFL defensive ends -- struggles to sustain, lets defenders cross his face and is not a finisher. Could stand to sharpen his route running and field awareness. Swings the ball loosely away from his body and fumbled three times in 2013. Marginal competition. Character, maturity and stability need to be investigated.

Bottom Line

A highly touted recruit who began his college career at Florida, Leonard is an athletic, one-dimensional, "move" tight end with good hands and run-after-catch ability. Will have to convince decision-makers of his trustworthiness, and will go as far as his receiving ability takes him.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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