Leon Washington   RB   Florida St

Strengths

Leon is an excellent RB that uses speed, quickness, vision and good lateral agility to be one of the better RBís in this draft.  He does a good job on special teams and also does a great job catching the ball out of the backfield.  Leon is happy to block a blitzing LB.  He shows excellent RB techniques to go along with his natural athletic abilities.  He is a good teammate and will do anything that's asked of him to benefit the team.  This kid has star potential for the next level. 

 

Needs to Improve

PATIENCE!  That is what Leon needs to learn.  He must learn to play to his size and not get injured so that he can stay on the field and impact.  He must learn to stop trying to do more than he should so that he stops fumbling the ball.  He must stop being the macho man so that he stops getting injured. 

 

Talent Board Round   2

This macho man ego thing is killing this kid.  He must learn how to run at the next level with his ego in check.  As soon as he learns this little trick, he will impact as much as any RB in this draft.  Because of his injuries and fumbles, Leon will drop in this draft; however, he has as much talent as the best RB in this draft.  The team that drafts him needs to let him find his way onto the field slowly.  If he fumbles, donít give up on him.  He is harder on himself than any coach will ever be and as soon as he learns the Tiki Tuck, he will stop the fumbling.  I call him Leon (Lightning) Washington because when you draft him, you have drafted lightning in a bottle.
by Drew Boylhart

THR

April 2006