Darius Leonard: ‘This draft class talks too much for me’

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Indianapolis Colts All-Pro linebacker Darius Leonard has some advice for the incoming rookie class of 2021: Don’t talk so much and let the play do the talking for you.

In a tweet Leonard put out on Wednesday, he warned incoming rookies of the 2021 draft class to be careful of what they say and how frequently they do so. Leonard claimed the media will do everything they can to twist a player’s words if that player doesn’t live up to expectations.

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Some replies to the tweet say that Leonard is a player that might fall into his own category of players who talk too much. But he’s earned the right to talk. Leonard has an All-Pro and two Pro Bowl nods under his belt in just three seasons.

Leonard hasn’t been shy about making his voice heard this offseason. He also had a message for incoming free agents set to sign with the Colts, making sure they understood what kind of culture they were getting into.

Leonard is always someone who will talk the talk because he can back it up by being one of the best off-ball linebackers in the NFL, and he’s going to continue to use that platform to try and help incoming rookies entering the league.

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