Height: 6-0 Weight: 233 Age: 26
Born: 3/30/1990 Streator , IL
Selected By: Detroit Lions
Pick (Overall): 25 (57)
With some improvements on third down, Leshoure has the size, athleticism and competitiveness to develop into an every-down back. Displays very good burst and quickness for a big back, can get the corner and make defenders miss, but does not have elite speed. Possesses the power to break tackles, push the pile and find the end zone near the goal line, but needs to do a better job of staying low. Has the size and mentality to become an effective pass blocker and the athleticism to turn into a weapon in the passing game but is currently raw in both areas. Leshoure is a second-round prospect.
Published: April 29, 2011 at 08:17 p.m.
A Lions fan announces Illinois RB Mikel Leshoure as the Lions' selection with the 57th overall pick.
Published: April 8, 2011 at 01:21 p.m.
A look at draft prospect Illinois running back Mikel LeShoure.
Published: March 7, 2011 at 06:04 p.m.
Watch Illinois RB Mikel Leshoure work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.