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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
BEST OF MAXIM
ALLEN PARK, Mich. You wanted defense, you got it.
For the first time in seven years, the Detroit Lions have taken defensive players with their first two draft picks.
After selecting defensive end Ziggy Ansah in Thursdays first round, the Lions came back Friday and went with Mississippi State cornerback Darius Slay.
The biggest question about Slay right now is a knee injury that...
Darius Slay thought he'd hear his name during the first day of the NFL draft, but he walked out of Radio City Music Hall without a team.
He stuck around, however, and the Detroit Lions didn't make him wait long.
''I just stayed in New York City,'' he said. ''I wanted to walk on the stage and enjoy every minute of it.''
The Lions gave him...
How have the Detroit Lions fared with their picks in the 2013 draft? We’re handing out grades for each of their selections:
Round 1: Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU
The Lions were a little stuck here. The top three offensive tackles came flying off the board in the first four picks and Detroit, wisely, opted not to trade up and chase. So, that left Ansah, the draft’s top two guards (Chance...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. - The Detroit Lions quite possibly found the new right guard for their offensive line Friday night in the third round of the NFL Draft.
Larry Warford, a mammoth 6-foot-3, 333-pound road grater from Kentucky, was selected with the 65th pick overall.
I think he definitely competes for it, general manager Martin Mayhew said of the starting job.
If so, it would help...
Late Friday night, Larry Warford was drafted 65th overall with the 3rd pick in the 3rd round of the NFL Draft. The 6’5” Warford has slimmed down to 328 pounds since the end of his senior season, and became the first player from Kentucky’s major colleges to be drafted. He becomes the 2nd highest draft pick from Kentucky this decade, sitting only one spot behind Randall Cobb...