BIO: Four-year starter who finished his senior season with 40/6/3. Also intercepted three passes and broke up one more. Started five games as a junior posting 19/2/0 after registering 36/5/2 as a sophomore. Hampered the past two seasons with assorted injuries.
POSITIVES: Intense, high-revving defender with marginal upside for the next level. Quick off the snap, plays low with good pad level and rarely off his feet. Doubled by opponents, holds the point and finds a way to get the job done. Instinctive, immediately locates the ball and displays a short burst of speed.
NEGATIVES: Lacks bulk, strength and engulfed at the point or handled by a single blocker. Gets caught up in the traffic moving laterally. Durability issues will raise red flags.
ANALYSIS: A hard-working, blue-collar prospect, Leslie plays with great intensity for 60 minutes. Has the frame to add bulk and could eventually be used in a two-gap system, but the ability to stay healthy will dictate his career at the next level.