Pleasant enters his ninth season in the NFL and first with the Detroit Lions as the team's passing game coordinator/defensive backs coach in 2021.
He spent the past four seasons (2017-20) as the Los Angeles Rams' cornerbacks coach, his first positional coaching job in the NFL. In that span, Rams cornerbacks ranked second in the NFL in interceptions (28), led the NFL in interception return yards (496) and led the NFL in interceptions returned for touchdowns (five). He helped guide CB Jalen Ramsey to First-Team AP All-Pro honors in 2020, and worked with CB Marcus Peters, who earned First-Team AP All-Pro honors in 2019. Pleasant also played an instrumental role in the development of Rams CB Darious Williams, who joined the club in 2018 after originally signing as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Baltimore Ravens. Williams played at a high level in 2020, his first season as a full-time starter. He went on to record four interceptions in the regular season, and a pick-six in the postseason. In Pleasant's four seasons in L.A., the Rams earned two NFC West division titles, three postseason appearances and a berth in Super Bowl LIII.