I would go further than Walt did on our D-Line and give us one star. Benson Mayowa & Ryan Russell are our starting DEs for at least 4 games and they have 1 1/2 sacks between them & Irving who may have to rotate in. Gregory looks like he's possibly done for the year and Lawrence had issues at Boise so it's not like this is new territory for him even though this is his first suspension. We should've picked Ramsey and looked heavily at DL but we are going with Mayowa & Russell. Our pass rush will absolutely suck unless Russell shows big improvement and Mayowa becomes more than he has been so far.
Can be a force when being aggressive in post-up situations
Decent mid-range jumper
Loaded with potential
Inconsistent with effort
Post moves over his right shoulder
Drifts out on the perimeter too often
Defending on the perimeter/pick-and-roll situations
Summary: Due to Leonard's skill level for a true seven-footer and the fact that he still has plenty of room to develop as a big man, the Illinois big man has lottery potential. I am not as high on Leonard as other draft experts are and think he would greatly benefit from another year in school, but there just aren't many true centers with his ability, which makes him attractive as a pro prospect.
Player Comparison: Darko Milicic/Byron Mullens. When I think of Leonard in relation to Darko, and Mullens, I recall true seven-footers who entered the league possessing the size and quality athleticism, but weren't very skilled. Leonard has that dangerous word attached to his name: "potential." I am doubtful that he will ever reach his ceiling and will more than likely settle into a role as a career backup.