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Leon McFadden, CB, San Diego State Aztecs: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile


November 10, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego State Aztecs cornerback Leon McFadden (2) during the game against the Air Force Falcons at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 193 pounds

Drafted By: Cleveland Browns (3rd round, 68th overall)

40 Yard Dash: 4.54

Bench Press: 10

Vertical Jump: 34.5″

Broad Jump: 119″

2012 Statistics

Tackles For Loss
Misc. Defense
GPasses Broken UpQB HurriesFumbles ForcedKicks/Punts Blocked

Career Highlights (via SDSU athletics site)

A candidate for both All-America and all-conference honors … Great cover skills with opposing offenses routinely staying away from his side of the field … Originally signed as a wide receiver, but converted to defensive back full time during 2009 fall camp … 2009 and 2010 MWC all-academic selection … SDSU scholar-athlete … Also has contributed in the return game, returning punts … Already tabbed preseason first-team all-conference for 2012 by Phil Steele, Lindy’s Sports and Athlon Sports … Has played in every contest since coming to campus as a true freshman in 2009 … Enters his senior campaign with 27 career PBUs, which rank eighth in school history.

2011: Earned first-team all-MW honors for the second consecutive season, the first Aztec defensive back to do so in back-to-back campaigns since Will Demps in 2000-01 … Ranked No. 1 in the Mountain West for the second consecutive year and 12th nationally in passes defended with 17, including six more breakups than any other player in the league … His 15 PBUs are third-most in Aztec season history … Tabbed a midseason All-American (honorable mention) by Phil Steele and also a midseason all-MW first-team pick … Named a 2011 preseason first-team all-conference pick by Athlon Sports, Blue Ribbon, Lindy’s Sports and Phil Steele … Started all 13 outings, compiling 46 tackles, including three for a loss, and two interceptions … Starter at cornerback in the opener, making three tackles and also recording a pass breakup in the win over Cal Poly … Had two PBUs, including one in the end zone and one on Army’s final drive of the game, to go with two tackles … Also returned his first punt for 9 yards in the third quarter at Army … Four tackles and two PBUs for the second game in a row vs. Washington State, while also logging three punt returns, highlighted by a career-long 26-yarder … Recorded three solo efforts in the loss at Michigan, while logging his first career carries on offense for 5 yards … Posted his first interception of the season, returning it 23 yards against TCU … Also had three solo stops and a pass breakup vs. the Horned Frogs … Had a season-high six tackles with a PBU at Air Force … Made four stops vs. Wyoming and also had 0.5 TFL and a PBU … Intercepted another pass vs. New Mexico … Had a tackle and a PBU at Colorado State … Broke up two passes and had a tackle vs. Boise State … Tied his career high with seven tackles, including a sack at UNLV … Tied his career high once again with a team-high seven tackles vs. Fresno State … Batted down a pair of passes and also had four stops in the bowl game in New Orleans.

2010: Started every game at cornerback and also served as a punt returner … Named a first-team all-MWC selection … Phil Steele postseason all-MWC first team … Led the league and tied for 17th nationally in passes defended per game (1.08) … Ranked third on the team in tackles with 55 and in stops for loss with 7.0 … One of three Aztecs with two interceptions … Starter at cornerback (2 tackles) and also returned punts (3 for 33 yards) in the opener against Nicholls … Three assisted tackles in the win over New Mexico State … Second career interception and first of the season at No. 25 Missouri … Posted four stops, two PBUs and returned two punts for 13 yards against the Tigers … Career-best and team game-high seven tackles, including three for a loss of 20 yards, in the win vs. Utah State … Second INT of the season in the end zone at BYU … Outstanding effort in the upset of No. 23 Air Force, contributing three solo tackles with one for a loss and breaking up three pass attempts … Five stops in the win at UNM … Two TFLs, including a sack for a loss of 11 yards, in the victory at Wyoming … Tied his career high with seven tackles and added a PBU and a TFL vs. Colorado State … Had another seven-tackle game with two PBUs at TCU … Made four stops with a PBU vs. Utah … Had five stops against UNLV … Posted one tackle in the Poinsettia Bowl victory.

2009: Only true freshman to play in all 12 contests for the Aztecs a year ago … Started six games, including each of the first five … MWC all-freshman squad by Rivals.com … Logged 26 tackles, including at least one in every outing … Had a sack, an interception and blocked a pair of kicks … One of two true freshmen to start against UCLA … Earned the nod at left cornerback, making two tackles and adding a blocked extra point … In his second start vs. Southern Utah, blocked another kick and returned it after a lateral for a defensive extra point … Also added two stops against the T-Birds … Two solo tackles as a starter at Idaho and a season-best five stops at Air Force … Recorded his first career interception in the win over New Mexico State, returning it 39 yards to set up and SDSU field goal … Came off the bench for the first time vs. BYU, logging only one solo tackle … Starter at left cornerback at Colorado State and a reserve against UNM … Also played against TCU and Wyoming … Recorded his first career sack vs. Wyoming … Had an assisted stop at Utah and in the finale at UNLV.

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Video Highlights (via YouTube)