NEW YORK — One night after filling one need on the defensive line, the Detroit Lions filled two other needs through the 2013 NFL Draft.
Detroit selected cornerback Darius Slay with their second round pick (36th overall) and offensive guard Larry Warford with their third round selection (65th overall).
Slay was the fastest cornerback at the NFL combine, running a 40-time of 4.36. However, he has since suffered a torn meniscus in his knee, but doctors have told Slay he won’t need surgery. The Lions tonight said they were aware of the injury and were comfortable with Slay’s condition.
Along with his outstanding 40-time at the NFL Combine, the 6-foot tall Slay also had 14 reps of the 225-pound bench press, registered a 35.5-inch vertical and claimed 124 inches in the broad jump. Slay had four interceptions last year at Mississippi State.
In the third round, the Lions selected Kentucky offensive guard Larry Warford. Warford is 6-foot-3 and weighs 332 pounds. He was a three-time All-SEC second-team player.