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Darius Leonard a virtual lock to start in Indianapolis

Critics of his selection by the Colts are all quiet now.

Courtesy: USA Today Sports

Some people doubted why the Indianapolis Colts drafted South Carolina State’s Darius Leonard so high this past spring. Finding those doubters now may be hard to do. But let me help you. Bleacher Report called it one of the worst moves of the draft and a “head-scratcher.”

Other experts predicted he would be all but lost once he got into the NFL.

Leonard’s had a phenomenal training camp thus far and his play has carried over to the preseason games. After picking up seven tackles, six of them solo, against the Ravens on Monday night, one thing is obvious.  Darius Leonard will be a starting linebacker for the Colts in week one.

The Colts’ will play a new 4-3 defense this season and that works best with players who can be physical, fast, and hustle. Traits that all sum up the play of Leonard. Just ask his teammates.

“He’s a dominating player,” Colts safety Clayton Geathers said after the game. “He can go out there and do what you ask him to do, and do more. ”

There won’t be much rest for Leonard this week, the Colts have just five days before San Francisco comes to town for on Saturday.  It will be the third preseason game of the year, generally, the final one for starters to play significant minutes. Yes, starters. Not too bad for a kid from South Carolina State.

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  1. Rodney Williamson

    August 21, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    #WeAreSCState #BiteDownBulldog #BullDogBite now can we get some coverage down here in the burg?? LOVE the Show by the way.

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