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2016 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.
6382-3
Career Notes
Named an honorable mention All-American by Pro Football Weekly ... Skilled defensive back from the junior college ranks provided depth to the secondary in 2011 and emerged as a star in 2012 ... Played in all 26 games since arriving in Starkville ... Previously played at Itawamba [Miss.] Community College.
2012 Season
Earned honorable mention All-America honors by Pro Football Weekly ... Named Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference by the coaches and Phil Steele ... Tied for ninth nationally and atop the SEC with five interceptions on the season ... Intercepted a pass in each of the first two games and followed it up with a pair of interceptions in Week 3 ... Recognized for his week three performance by the SEC and CollegeFootballPerformance.com ... Credited with 40 total tackles, five interceptions and six pass breakups during his senior campaign ... Also recovered one fumble, blocked a punt and recorded one tackle for loss on the season ... Picked off his final pass of the regular season in the victory over Arkansas.
2011 Season
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 . . . Totaled 23 tackles, 1.0 tackles for loss, four pass breakups, a forced fumble and an interception returned for a touchdown . . . Collected three tackles in his Bulldog debut at Memphis . . . Played his best game for the Maroon and White at Georgia, notching three tackles, 1.0 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a 72-yard interception return for a touchdown, the 10th-longest pick-six in school history . . . Totaled six tackles and a pass breakup in the homecoming win against UT Martin . . . Credited with four tackles and a quarterback hurry at No. 6 Arkansas . . . Registered two tackles and two pass breakups in the win over rival Ole Miss in the Battle for the Golden Egg.
High School
Mississippi State first signed him out of Brunswick, Ga., HS where he was an all-state running back and defensive back . . . Named All-State by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution at defensive back following his senior season . . . Also chosen for the Georgia North-South All Star Game . . . Rushed for over 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns in the 2008 season . . . Intercepted six passes with two touchdown returns . . . Junior season was shortened by a torn MCL after he had rushed for 562 yards and six touchdowns in just five games . . . As a sophomore he put up 1,127 yards on 142 rushes with 13 touchdowns . . . Lettered in basketball and was a standout in the 100- and 200-meter sprints . . . Committed to Mississippi State in July 2010 over offers from Kentucky, Georgia and Oklahoma State.
 
LATEST NEWS
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

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