Statistically, Leonard has had 2 of the best years by a MLB ever in NFL history. Even with missed games. But, Ray Lewis was the ultimate leader for a defense and he was feared. I think that’s what separates Leonard and Lewis. I expect Darius Leonard to have his best year this year with the DL upgrades.
Lawrence Taylor is the best LB I've ever seen. For me, that goes back to the very late 70's, like '78 or thereabouts. So I didn't see Butkus or some of the old-time greats. But Taylor is the best I've seen play. Lewis would be #2. I would not even rank Leonard to this point. WAY way too early in his career IMHO. I just hope he continues to have a really good career and I will be happy.
Since the draft I always thought chad Kelly was the 2nd best on our roster, but didn’t say anything bc supporting him is Taboo on here. He’s got a high ceiling and I believe he has the potential to be the most accurate QB in the NFL. Seems like he’s matured and I’d like to see him get a legit shot with us instead of someone else. Only way I see him making the team is if we cut or trade brissett. Also, it would make a good story going from #1 pick Manning to #1 pick Luck to Mr irrelevant Chad Kelly.