Darius Slay   #23 CB

Height: 6-0   Weight: 190   Age: 28

Born: 1/1/1991 Brunswick , GA

College: Mississippi State

Experience: 6th season

High School: Brunswick HS [GA]









Draft 2013

Pick No.36

Selected By: Detroit Lions

Round: 2

Pick (Overall): 4 (36)

Pick Analysis: Slay lettered in basketball and was a standout in the 100- and 200-meter sprints in high schools, but he excelled the most with football. Slay was an all-state running back and defensive back. In his senior year of high school, Slay rushed for over 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns in addition to intercepting six passes with two touchdown returns. He started his career at junior college, and as a freshman, Slay was recognized as first-team All-State and All-Region 23 at cornerback and a second-team All-State kick returner. For the season he recorded 41 total tackles and two fumbles forced with three interceptions. The following year, Slay earned first-team All-State for both his defensive play and kick return talents by the Mississippi Association of Junior College Coaches.

In July 2010, Slay Committed to Mississippi State over offers from Kentucky, Georgia and Oklahoma State. In his first year, he played in all 12 regular season games and the Music City Bowl, seeing time on kickoff and punt coverage and in a reserve role at defensive back. Slay tallied 23 tackles, four pass breakups, and an interception returned for a touchdown. In 2012, Slay started opposite of Johnthan Banks in 13 games. He recorded 40 tackles, six passes defended, and five interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown. For his play, he was selected to the Coaches All-SEC second-team.


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  1. 2013 NFL Scouting Combine: Darius Slay

    Published: Feb. 26, 2013 at 07:00 a.m.

    Watch Mississippi State cornerback Darius Slay run the 40-yard dash at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.

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