INDIANAPOLIS – Darius Leonard has never played with a defensive tackle like DeForest Buckner. Not many guys have. Defensive tackles like the 6-7, 295-pound Buckner, long and lanky but still a master at getting leverage?
INDIANAPOLIS – For the first three quarters of Super Bowl 54, DeForest Buckner was in competition with his former San Francisco 49ers teammate, Nick Bosa, as the most dominant player on the field. Even after Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes conjured some powerful fourth-quarter magic to steal away the Lombardi Trophy, Buckner’s numbers remained impressive – six tackles, 1.5 sacks and three quarterback hits.
Expect a lot of promotion for their TakeOver: XXX match over the coming weeks. Camp’s second item is one of the things the build for Cole vs. McAfee overshadowed on this week’s show. Thanks to the involvement of Mercedes Martinez, Dakota Kai beat Rhea Ripley and will face Women’s champ Io Shirai for the belt on Aug. 22.