Mikel Leshoure  

Height: 6-0   Weight: 233   Age: 28

Born: 3/30/1990 Streator , IL

College: Illinois

Experience: Season









Draft 2011

Pick No.57

Selected By: Detroit Lions

Round: 2

Pick (Overall): 25 (57)

Pick Analysis: 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.


Video Playlist

  1. Lions take Mikel Leshoure No. 57

    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.

  2. 2011 Draft Profile - RB Mikel LeShoure, Illinois

    Published: April 8, 2011 at 01:21 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Illinois running back Mikel LeShoure.

  3. 2011 combine workout: Mikel Leshoure

    Published: March 7, 2011 at 06:04 p.m.

    Watch Illinois RB Mikel Leshoure work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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