clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2013 NFL Draft results: Lions pick Darius Slay

The Detroit Lions have selected Darius Slay with the 36th overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE

With their second pick of the 2013 NFL Draft and the 36th overall selection, the Detroit Lions have selected Mississippi State cornerback Darius Slay. This means that the Lions have used their first two picks on defensive players, as they took defensive end Ezekiel Ansah in the first round on Thursday night.

Slay, who ran the fastest 40-yard dash time of all the cornerbacks at the combine (4.36), was surprisingly picked ahead of teammate Johnthan Banks. Many believed that Banks was going to be the first pick of the second round, but Slay was taken before him.

At Mississippi State, Slay had 5 interceptions and 40 total tackles in 2012. A year earlier, he recorded 24 total tackles and 1 interception.

It's worth noting that Slay tore the meniscus in his right knee earlier this offseason, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. While Slay reportedly looked "great" in a workout, NFL Network's Mike Mayock mentioned that there are concerns over whether Slay will actually be ready for training camp. Considering Slay visited the Lions and they decided to take him this early, I'm hoping those concerns will end up being overblown.

More from POD:

Track the Lions' picks in our draft StoryStream

Do fans approve of Ezekiel Ansah pick?

Best available players on Day 2 for Lions

Ranking the Lions' pre-draft needs

Pride of Detroit Direct

Sign up now for a 7-day free trial of Pride of Detroit Direct, with exclusive updates from Jeremy Reisman on the ground at Allen Park, instant reactions after each game, and in-depth Lions analysis from film expert Jon Ledyard.