Posted April 27, 2013 on
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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 that chance when they selected the Mississippi State cornerback with the fourth pick of Friday's second round, the 36th overall.
''I'm here to compete and get better every day,'' he said Saturday when he met reporters at the team's headquarters and training facility.
The 6-0, 192-pound Slay was a second-team all-conference selection in the loaded SEC after recording five interceptions and a touchdown return with 40 tackles. He could compete for a starting spot in a secondary that only had cornerback Chris Houston healthy for most of last season.
Coach Jim Schwartz expects him ...
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...
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...
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...