Found April 12, 2013 on NESN.com:
Speed pays in the NFL, and Darius Slay is hoping to cash in on his. Slay was the fastest defensive back at this year’s NFL combine and impressed scouts with his work in the individual drills as well. Once projected as a mid-to-late round pick, Slay boosted his stock into the third- or even second-round range with such a killer workout. Johnthan Banks gets most of the hype and headlines when talking about Mississippi State defensive backs, but Slay is a more intriguing prospect. He doesn’t have Banks’ height (6-foot-2) or length, but Slay is an aggressive playmaker with the raw talent and dedication to become a good every-down player on the outside. The Patriots already have a good group of cornerbacks on the roster with Aqib Talib, Kyle Arrington and now the certain availability of Alfonzo Dennard, but more help is still needed. Speed usually entices Bill Belichick and his staff, and Slay showed not only great straight-line speed in the 40 but also put up a 6.90 in the three-cone dr...
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