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Leighton Vander Esch

21-Year-Old Linebacker – Dallas Cowboys

2017 Defensive Stats

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

The 19th overall pick in the 2018 draft, Vander Esch joins a Cowboys linebacking corps packed with talent but also fraught with uncertainty. The Boise State product has outstanding speed and athletici...

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2018 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  8

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Ankle
HT: 6' 4"   WT: 240   DOB: 2/9/1997
College: Boise State  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Leighton Vander Esch Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $11.85 million contract with the Cowboys in May of 2018.

June 15, 2018  –  Leighton Vander Esch News

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Vander Esch (ankle) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, Drew Davison of the Dallas Star-Telegram reports.

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Leighton Vander Esch NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2015 18 CFB 8 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2016 19 CFB 6 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - -
2017 20 CFB 14 - - - - 3 0 - - - - - -
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Leighton Vander Esch – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Inside Linebacker
  1. Leighton Vander Esch
  2. Joe Thomas
  3. Tre'Von Johnson
  4. Eric Pinkins
Dallas Cowboys

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Defensive Snaps in 2017

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Leighton Vander Esch 2017 Game Log
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Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
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6 FREE AGENT Free Agent
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8 FREE AGENT Free Agent
9 FREE AGENT Free Agent
10 FREE AGENT Free Agent
11 FREE AGENT Free Agent
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13 FREE AGENT Free Agent
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16 FREE AGENT Free Agent
17 FREE AGENT Free Agent
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21 PRO BOWL Pro Bowl
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Measurables Overview for Leighton Vander Esch
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 4"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   240 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.65 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.15 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   6.88 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   44.88 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   40 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   124 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   20 reps
WEAK
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Leighton Vander Esch: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Vander Esch (ankle) is being held out of mandatory minicamp Tuesday as a precautionary move, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports.

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Vander Esch missed the last few days of OTAs due to an ankle injury, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.

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Vander Esch, who was reported to have structural concerns with his neck prior to the draft, denies any issues with his health, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports. "I don't know where [those reports] came from," the linebacker said after being selected with the 19th overall pick. "I never had a stinger. I've had no issues. They took like a bad CT scan at the combine and people started talking about it."

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The Cowboys selected Vander Esch in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, 19th overall.

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Vander Esch has decided to forgo his senior season at Boise State to enter the 2018 NFL Draft, Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports reports.

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