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.
League executive on what it would take for #Broncos to acquire CB Darius Slay from Lions: "Second or third rounder and $15 million-ish per year," via extension.— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) February 17, 2020
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.