Brian Leonard As A Pass Blocker (And A Video Of Him Jumping Over People)

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 16: Brian Leonard #40 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs with the ball while defended by Terrence Johnson #23 and Fili Moala #95 of the Indianapolis Colts during the NFL game at Paul Brown Stadium on October 16, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals won 27-17. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Fans love themselves some Brian Leonard. What's not to like? He jumps over players. Small. Big. Doesn't matter. If he's looking to reach a point on the field behind you, he'll springboard over you and all you have for your effort is the goofy look of tackling air and the sound of someone laughing at you from the overhead compartment.

Yet one of his more valuable contributions, along with special teams, isn't so much when he has the football. Rather it's when the quarterback is going through his progressions on offense, needing that split-second for a receiver to complete his route.

According to the three-year series at Pro Football Focus, Leonard is one of the best pass blockers at running back against the blitz. Of the 160 pass blocks he's participated in, only eight times have players he's blocking accumulated pressure, giving him a Pass Blocking Efficiency Score of 96.25.

Anyway. We know what you want. A montage of Leonard jumping.

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