After taking defensive end Ziggy Ansah in the first round Thursday, Martin Mayhew and the Lions returned Friday selecting speedy corner Darius Slay out of Mississippi State int second round and mauling offensive guard Larry Warford in the third.
I made it lol its crazy
— Darius slay (@_bigplayslay9) April 27, 2013
Slay, who the Lions took 36th overall ran the 40-yard dash (4.36 seconds) the fastest out of all defensive backs who attended the NFL Combine. And at just under 6’0″ Slay offers size at the position the Lions seem to be comfortable with.
“He’s a man cover guy, he’s played very well in the SEC and been very productive and we’ve been trying to find that big corner,” Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said. “We’ve talked about that and everybody’s looking for that guy. He has got a lot of that same stuff. He’s really good in press coverage, he’s physical against the run, so we like this player. He’s going to help us a lot.”
Like many Lions draft picks though, Slay doesn