The Pittsburgh Steelers’ offseason has begun. The focus on the draft here at Still Curtain is full speed ahead and with that, I bring you the Film Room series covering a new prospect at a position of need for the Steelers every time.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have a big hole to fill at linebacker. This is the cause for so many of my linebacker reports ahead of the draft.
I want to cover the lesser known guys that could be there for Pittsburgh in any round. This next linebacker being covered is likely a very little known player.
Darius Leonard is a small school linebacker from division one FCS South Carolina State. Guys like this have a long road to the NFL due to the lesser competition they face in their college careers.
Former teammate of Leonard’s, Steelers defensive lineman Javon Hargrave, did a lot in his pre-draft work to push himself into the third round of the 2016 NFL draft.
Leonard needs to follow that blueprint to get himself onto an NFL roster. Small school guys make their names in all-star games and at their pro days.
Name: Darius Leonard
School: South Carolina State
Height: 6 ft. 3 in. Weight: 240 pounds
UCF vs South Carolina State – could not find full game stats, game from 2016 season
South Carolina State vs North Carolina Central – 12 total tackles