Darius Slay is a seasoned cornerback for the National Football League’s Philadelphia Eagles. 86 kg and 1.83 meters tall describe him. At Brunswick High School, he specialized in running back and defensive back. He rushed for more over 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns in the 2008 season, intercepted six passes, returning two of them for scores, and made 15 tackles for loss.
As a sophomore, he amassed 1,127 yards rushing on 142 attempts with 13 touchdowns. After leaving high school, he participated in collegiate football at Itawamba Community College. He made a total of 41 tackles during his first season, earning him first-team honors for both the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Region 23 and the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-State teams.
He attended Mississippi State University after leaving ICC, where he played football for the Bulldogs in 2011 and 2012. He recorded 64 tackles, six interceptions, and two touchdowns during his two seasons at Mississippi State. Slay was chosen by the Detroit Lions with the 36th overall pick in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Against the Minnesota Vikings in the 2013 season opener, he was given his first regular-season start in the NFL. He had four solo tackles and one pass deflection during the contest. He was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in March 2020, where he inked a new three-year contract worth $50 million, including $30 million in guarantees.
When Was Darius Slay Drafted?
Darius Slay was drafted during the 2013 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions.