Pros (+): A thick and sturdy base enables him to nail his feet in the ground and anchor when needed. Smooth and efficient vertical pass setter that’s able to multitask with repositioning his hands when necessary. Leatherwood’s first step out of his stance is always aggressive. He possesses a springy pass set and it remains active by gaining ground throughout. During his sets, his hands are up and ready to fire. In the running game, he’s an effective down blocker that gains momentum by using quick gallup techniques to help gain momentum prior to engaging into double teams with guards prior to climbing to the second level.
Cons (–): Leatherwood can often become too aggressive. This is where he throws his body into blocks and it results in him playing out of control. The lack of body control leads to him putting all of his might into blocks with little discipline or chances to recover. He relegates to becoming a head ducker and lunger at the point of attack. He’s often beat with quick swim moves because of his too much forward lean and weight on his toes. Even though he’s a supremely strong offensive tackle prospect, he attempts to execute underneath hand positioning often. This results in him turning into a scooper with his hands in that they always start low and strike upward instead of directly forward. This technique results in him often exposing his chest for a split second. Late and mistimed punches are frequent, which have resulted in allowing rushers to set up initial rush plans to win against him.