Slay plans on taking notes from the other elite cornerbacks in the league to continue his climb in the NFL ranks, per ESPN.com.
"I gotta study [Darrelle] Revis and Joe [Haden]," Slay said. "They are more my type of corner, more in your face, try to travel guys, follow you wherever you want to go. Just trying to take [the] best player out of the game.
"I look at [Richard] Sherman, too, just because his ball skills, he's probably got the best ball skills in the NFL that I've seen in my past years. If the ball's in the air, he's getting it. Other than that, I love to watch Revis and Joe."
Slay played in all 16 games for the Lions last season, recording 61 tackles and two interceptions.
Slay will miss the next few days of workouts because of the injuries. He had both of his hands wrapped.
“Darius did a great job,” Austin said. “The thing that you noticed right away, obviously, he has ability, but he has a lot of confidence."
Slay admitted he had a confidence issue as a rookie in 2013, but he corrected the issue in the offseason leading up to the 2014 campaign. He finished with 61 tackles, 17 pass defenses and two interceptions in his second year in the NFL.
“He plays, what I would think, might be one of the hardest positions in the National Football League,” Austin said. “Playing out there at corner and playing by himself. He has a lot of things he does on his own and he held his own. He more than held his own.
“I’m excited. I know he’s working hard. He’ll come back and we just hope he keeps ascending.”
Both players entered the game considered probable, and were always expected to play. Johnson is listed with an ankle injury. Suh is dealing with an illness.
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