Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Lions' picks: Round 2/36 - Darius Slay, CB, 6-0, 192, Mississippi State...He blew scouts away running a 4.34 at the combine, and he did it despite a slight meniscus tear. The Lions believe the injury will not require surgery and he is the big, fast, press corner they have been searching for. He will compete with Bill Bentley and Jonte Green for the right cornerback spot. - The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Darius Slay News
05/07/13 - CB Darius Slay will miss rookie minicamp to recover from recent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.
Slay was drafted in the second round, after some teams had raised questions about his health. He had surgery May 3, and general manager Martin Mayhew said after the draft the Lions were aware of, and comfortable with, the "physical issue with his knee."
04/28/13 - A closer look at the Lions' picks: Round 2/36 - Darius Slay, CB, 6-0, 192, Mississippi State...He blew scouts away running a 4.34 at the combine, and he did it despite a slight meniscus tear. The Lions believe the injury will not require surgery and he is the big, fast, press corner they have been searching for. He will compete with Bill Bentley and Jonte Green for the right cornerback spot. - The Sports Xchange
04/28/13 - Slay is a big, fast corner. He's just a shade under 6-0 and 192 pounds. He ran a 4.34 40 at the combine. The Lions' first two picks are big, fast defensive players - Ziggy Ansah and Slay - and that's by design. "We came into the draft with an objective," Mayhew said. "We want to get bigger, faster, more athletic. We've done that with these two picks. Our division is very physical and we've got to be able to physically match up with those guys. These two guys give us the opportunity to do that." - The Sports Xchange
04/28/13 - The Lions, after taking defensive end Ziggy Ansah (BYU) with the fifth overall pick, took another risk with the fourth pick of the second round. They drafted Mississippi State cornerback Darius Slay, who has a slight tear in his meniscus. "We have done some investigating," general manager Martin Mayhew said. "We are aware of his physical condition, and he's in good physical condition. We are on top of it. We are aware he has a physical condition and we are comfortable with it." Slay has not had surgery and he said Friday that he was told he would not require surgery. "It's still to be determined if he misses any time," coach Jim Schwartz said. "I think it's too soon to even be talking about it. We didn't draft him as a redshirt and we didn't draft him for further down the road. We drafted him to help us now." - The Sports Xchange
04/25/13 - DANE BRUGLER'S FINAL 2013 DRAFT BOARD: 39. CB Darius Slay, Mississippi State (6-1, 190, 4SR)...The "other" cornerback from the Bulldogs' defense, Slay has the higher NFL upside than Banks with his natural athleticism and size. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com