I've always gone on record to liking Darius Leonard very much. He was a top 5 LB in my opinion in this draft. I had Smith, Edmunds, Evans, and Vander Esh rated higher than him, who all went in the 1st round. So in that regard I somewhat understand why Ballard reached a bit on him if he feared he would miss out on him.
I just thought he could have been had with the mid 2nd round pick as opposed to the very early 2nd.
I would have rather went corner with one of those 2nd round picks. Someone like Carlton Davis who I really liked.