Darius Leonard is having one of the best rookie seasons that any Colts has ever had, and people nationally are taking notice.
Leonard took home AFC Defensive Player of the Month honors from the NFL in an announcement from the league this morning:
Is Defensive Rookie of the Year next? Leonard is certainly a front-runner, but this is a loaded defensive rookie class with standouts like Derwin James of the Chargers and fellow LB Leighton Vander Esch in Dallas. Here's a look at how they stack up:
Regardless of whether he wins the season award or not, the fact remains that Leonard looks like a franchise-type pillar for the Colts for the future.