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MATT LEONARD
Position: DT
Class: Sr
School: Stanford
Conference: Pac-10
Ht., Wt.: 6'2½, 305
40 Time: 4.97
Grade: 3.33

BIO: Two-year starter at defensive tackle after seeing action on the nose as a sophomore. Senior totals included 25 tackles, eight tackles for loss, two sacks and two INTs after 16-5-4.5 the prior year. Has a history of back problems which sidelined him in the past.

POSITIVES: Tenacious defender that goes 100 mph until the whistle blows. Leverage lineman who explodes off the snap, quickly reads the plays and uses hand technique to keep opponents off him. Relentless and chases to get involved in the action, keeping his pads low and working hard all game. Instinctive and displays good wherewithal on the field.

NEGATIVES: Not strong at the point, handled by opponents and pushed off the line. Does not quickly alter his angle of attack and gets caught up in the wash moving laterally.

ANALYSIS: Durability is a major concern as is the lack of bulk for the inside.

PROJECTION: Undrafted Free Agent

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