Darius Slay Scouting Report
|School:||Mississippi State Bulldogs|
|Height & Weight:||6'1 - 190 lbs.|
|Draft Prediction:||Fourth Round|
2013 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State
With only one season's worth of starts under his belt, Slay is an intriguing mid-round option. Adequate height and above-average length. He is better in zone coverage and will require refinement in man to man. Anticipating throws and jumping routes is very inconsistent. Seems to guess at times and can obviously guess wrong. Above-average burst and explosion.
Average straight-line speed. Flips hips well and good, but not great footwork. Change of direction needs improvement. Picked off five passes in 2012, but that should be expected with more throws going his way from being opposite Johnthan Banks.
Not afraid of contact and tackles well in open spaces. Struggles taking on blockers and must learn to fight better for position and maintaining leverage. Weaves through traffic well in pursuit of the ball-carrier.
Slay projects as a third to fourth round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
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