2017 NFL Draft

Darius Slay, CB

School: Mississippi State  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Brunswick, GA
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 192 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
04/25/2013 - DANE BRUGLER'S FINAL 2013 DRAFT BOARD: 39. CB Darius Slay, Mississippi State (6-1, 190, 4SR)...The "other" cornerback from the Bulldogs' defense, Slay has the higher NFL upside than Banks with his natural athleticism and size. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

04/25/2013 - 2013 NFL DRAFT: SIX GUYS WHO MAY SNEAK INTO THE FIRST ROUND: 6. Darius Slay, CB Mississippi State: Slay started out as the "other" corner opposite Johnthan Banks, but after running in the 4.3 range while Banks ran in the 4.6 range the tables have turned. A secondary coach told me, "I like both guys but there's more upside to Slay and in time has a chance to be a better pro." Slay was a late invite to New York for the draft and that means a late first/early second round spot for him. - Pat Kirwan, CBSSports.com

03/07/2013 - 2013 Mississippi State Pro Day: Representatives from 21 NFL teams gathered at Mississippi State's pro day on March 6, where 18 players worked out. Darius Slay, CB (6-0, 192) - Slay did not work out in the positional drills after pulling a muscle running the 60-yard shuttle. Slay did manage to do a 32 1/2-inch vertical jump. Slay posted the the best 40-yard dash time (4.36) among defensive backs at the combine. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

01/03/2013 - A trio of Mississippi State players have been invited to the NFL Combine, the school announced Thursday. Cornerbacks Johnthan Banks and Darius Slay and defensive tackle Josh Boyd will participate in the NFL's official pre-draft scouting showcase Feb. 20-26 in Indianapolis. The players will go through various speed, skill and strength exercises for NFL scouts, coaches and executives. - Creg Stephenson, GulfLive.com

01/01/2013 - Scouting the Mississippi State pass defense: MSU believes it has one of the best pass defenses in the country, but the numbers don't show it. Sure, the talent is there with All-American Johnthan Banks and senior Darius Slay, but a lack of communication and proper alignment has cost the Bulldogs dearly in recent weeks. MSU has allowed 233 passing yards or more in each of the last five games with 12 touchdowns and four interceptions. - The Sports Xchange

12/08/2012 - 2012 ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DB - Darius Slay, Mississippi State, has been selected Second Team All-Southeastern Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Senior cornerback Darius Slay joined Jackson and Lawrence on the SEC Coaches' All-SEC Second Team after tying for ninth in the country with five interceptions. The Brunswick, Ga., native finished his senior campaign with 37 tackles, 1.0 tackles for loss, six pass breakups, a fumble recovery and a blocked kick. - Mississippi State football

09/17/2012 - WEEK 3 SEC OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE: DB DARIUS SLAY (Mississippi State) -- Had six tackles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery, against Troy. - SEC football

09/05/2012 - CB Darius Slay returned an interception 52 yards for a touchdown and also blocked a punt in the first half against Jackson State. MSU had not blocked a punt since the 2009 season. - The Sports Xchange


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