Jim Leonhard School: Wisconsin
Ht: 5-8.5 Wt: 191 40: 4.65 Year: 4Sr
Bio: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference
honors every season since his sophomore campaign.
Finished with 72/3/10 as a senior, also
averaging 12.7 yards on 35 punt returns. Posted
career numbers of 99/11/25 as a sophomore.
Positives: Opportunistic, ball-hawking defensive back
with excellent cover skills. Intelligent defender
who diagnoses the action, immediately locates
the pass in the air, then displays outstanding ball
skills. Quickly breaks on the throw, possesses
a burst of closing speed, and works well with
cornerbacks. Efficient, takes good angles to
the action and fires up the field in run support.
Does an exceptional job staying with the
action, remaining disciplined and reading the
quarterback's eyes. Gets vertical and adjusts
in midair to make the interception or defend the
throw. Good special teams player.
out by larger receivers. Has difficulty in man-toman
situations. Suffered from a stress fracture
in his left foot and unable to perform in the
Analysis: While lacking the true
size/speed numbers for any single position in
the defensive backfield, Leonhard's productivity
and football awareness cannot be overlooked.
Known for his work ethic, he is a consistent
defender with top intangibles.
Prospect Profile: Jim Leonhard
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