2013 NFL Draft Selection- Darius Slay
The Detroit Lions have drafted a very good defensive back out of Mississippi State in Mr. Darius Slay. Athletic with long arms, good quickness , fluidity and straight -line speed. Better than expected route- recognition given his lack of experience and his natural coverage ability. Reads the quarterback’s eyes with a burst to close. Times leaps to compete for 50-50 balls with hand – eye coordination to disrupt the pass. Experience as kick returner is evident in his open – field running. Has vision and patience to set blocks and is very elusive. Mr. Slay will be a nice piece to Detroit Lions’ secondary this season.