Cost to trade for Lions All-Pro Darius Slay incredibly low?
If you're an NFL team looking for a cornerback, you might want to give the Detroit Lions a call about Darius Slay. Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

It was reported earlier on Monday that the Detroit Lions have engaged other teams about the possibility of trading All-Pro cornerback Darius Slay.

Considering Slay’s body of work, Detroit’s asking price of a first-round pick would not have been surprising.

But according to Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post, that’s not the case. One executive around the NFL believes that it will take a second- or third-round pick to pry Slay from the Lions.

If that is indeed the case, the expectation here is that Slay’s market will be pretty darn big.

Sure teams have to worry about his asking price in an extension. The three-time Pro Bowler is looking to become the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL.

Even then, $15-plus million annually as well as a second- or third-rounder seems to be pennies on the dollar.

Slay, 29, has recorded 56 passes defended and 13 interceptions over the past three seasons, earning a Pro Bowl nod each year.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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