Colts Sign Second-Round LB Darius Leonard


The Indianapolis Colts have signed S.C. State LB Darius Leonard to a four-year rookie contract, according to Ian Rapoport.

The Colts now have all of their 11 draft picks under contract:

Rd Pick Player Pos. Status
1 6 Quenton Nelson G Signed
2 36 Darius Leonard LB Signed
2 37 Braden Smith OL Signed
2 52 Kemoko Turay DE Signed
2 64 Tyquan Lewis DE Signed
4 104 Nyheim Hines RB Signed
5 159 Daurice Fountain WR Signed
5 169 Jordan Wilkins RB Signed
6 185 Deon Cain WR Signed
7 221 Matthew Adams LB Signed
7 235 Zaire Franklin LB Signed

Leonard, 26, was taken with the No. 36 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft by the Colts. According to, he receives a four-year, $7,247,808 contract that includes a $3,351,132 signing bonus.

During his senior year at South Carolina State, Leonard recorded 114 total tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, one forced fumble, and two interceptions.

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