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Combine Results

Grade
5.24 ?
  • 4.50 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 128.0 INCH
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'2" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 252LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

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 the field. Led all tight ends at the combine with a blazing 1.51-second 10-yard split and 4.5-second 40 time.

Analysis

Strengths

A highly recruited Florida transfer, Leonard is an athletic, one-dimensional, "move" tight end with good hands and run-after-catch ability. Must prove trustworthy, and will go as far as his receiving ability takes him.

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.

Draft Projection

Rounds 5-6

Bottom Line

Someone will take a flier on him after he ran the way he did at the combine. I didn't think he played to it consistently. He's a project. He'll take some time to figure it out. He's raw.
-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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