The Colts knocked last year’s draft out of the park in terms of talent. But they also did so in terms of character, as they drafted some really good humans.
Last year was one of the best drafts the Colts have ever had as an organization. They were able to get some great players in later rounds, and some great players in early rounds that no one wanted. Because of that, the team was an instant improvement from 2017.
But the guys they drafted weren’t just great players. They also are high-character guys. They are good people who show their true colors when no one is watching. Darius Leonard showed a great example of that earlier this week as we found out today.
Leonard stopped and helped a woman change her tire on the side of the road. He didn’t do it for notoriety or publicity, he did it because it was the right thing to do. No one would have found out about it if the woman hadn’t tweeted about the incident, as you can see below.
Leonard showed that he is a high quality person, not just a great football player. Those are the kind of guys that Chris Ballard is looking for this weekend. Leonard isn’t the only guy who they drafted that is like this either, he’s just the only one we’ve heard about recently.
The Colts are one of the few teams in the NFL where players aren’t in the news for the wrong reasons. They have pros who come in and work and do things the right way. Ballard wants to keep that culture strong in this year’s draft as well.