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jangalang
West Virginia Fan
Member since Dec 2014
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re: Auburn in the NFL
Really good AL.com article on Darius Slayton as it shows what he’s all about as a person.

You can tell he loves Auburn and tbe decision was hard, but his frustration with his pegged WR role and concern with the QB position next year won out. He doesn’t mind what round he gets drafted.

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Sigma
Michigan State Fan
Fairhope, AL
Member since Dec 2005
3416 posts

re: Auburn in the NFL
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Really good AL.com article on Darius Slayton as it shows what he’s all about as a person.


I enjoyed that. Not sure Slayton was appreciated as much as he should've been. Sure, he had a few drops, but he also made a ton of big plays and seems like the kind of player you wish you had a locker room full of.


auburn2eugene
Auburn Fan
Now back in Oneonta Alabama
Member since Jan 2013
311 posts

re: Auburn in the NFL
I wonder how many of these guys will grace Birminghams AAF squad, assuming the league survives.

I could see Parkey and Coates if neither can stick with a NFL team.


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jangalang
West Virginia Fan
Member since Dec 2014
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re: Auburn in the NFL
Slayton had experience and a lot of talent so his leaving certainly put us in a spot of needing a new top drop receiver. It’s a safe bet he gets drafted and I hope he turns out to be a multipurpose receiver in the NFL. He’s not going to have much guaranteed money if his decision doesn’t work out.


makersmark1
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earth
Member since Oct 2011
6518 posts

re: Auburn in the NFL
Slayton will not be drafted.



jangalang
West Virginia Fan
Member since Dec 2014
12038 posts

re: Auburn in the NFL
False lol. The NFL will draft rugby players if that means untapped potential.

BTW:
Image: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0RvvrHW0AMsLtx?format=jpg&name=medium


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TTsTowel
RIP Bow9den/Coastie
Member since Feb 2010
82923 posts

re: Auburn in the NFL
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Slayton will not be drafted
Sammie Coates and Gutta Man Ric were drafted.

I would be shocked if Darius Slayton wasn’t drafted, especially after he runs in the 4.3s at the combine.


TheJones
Member since Nov 2009
21765 posts

re: Auburn in the NFL
6’2 guy with speed probably gets drafted. Fair or unfair, he’s going to have to catch the ball more if he wants to stick on a roster after that.


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makersmark1
Auburn Fan
earth
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re: Auburn in the NFL
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runs in the 4.3s at the combine.


How many guys run 4.3 at combine?

He is not Amari Cooper level.

IF drafted, it I will be round 5 or later.

SLayton is a guy, not the man.
Nothing against him, but he will be fortunate to be drafted.
His hands are not special.

I don’t think Ryan Davis gets drafted either.
Maybe I’ll be surprised.
I wish them both well and they made some plays for Auburn, but they are not special.


TTsTowel
RIP Bow9den/Coastie
Member since Feb 2010
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re: Auburn in the NFL
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How many guys run 4.3 at combine?
Some.
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He is not Amari Cooper level.
Nobody said he was. Amari Cooper was drafted in the first round. We are just saying Darius Slayton will likely be drafted.
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IF drafted, it I will be round 5 or later.
OK... We said we think he will be drafted.


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GenesChin
Army Fan
The Promise Land
Member since Feb 2012
35659 posts

re: Auburn in the NFL
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How many guys run 4.3 at combine?


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is a guy, not the man.

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His hands are not special.



This may describe Darius Slayton... but it also describes

- RD3 Chris Conley
- RD2 DJ Chark
- RD4 Ricardo Louis




If Darius Slayton measures at ~6'2+, ~195+ and runs a 4.3-4.4, he will be drafted at some point even if late
This post was edited on 2/26 at 10:32 am


TheJones
Member since Nov 2009
21765 posts

re: Auburn in the NFL
Greg Robinson’s 1 year deal will be a base salary of $7mil, up to $9mil with incentives. He’s gonna get paid next season if he plays well again


GenesChin
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The Promise Land
Member since Feb 2012
35659 posts

re: Auburn in the NFL
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Greg Robinson’s 1 year deal will be a base salary of $7mil, up to $9mil with incentives. He’s gonna get paid next season if he plays well again



Sounds like he is getting paid well even if he doesn't play well


TheJones
Member since Nov 2009
21765 posts

re: Auburn in the NFL
That’s true. But a $7mil one year deal sets him up for a better contract than his rookie deal if he plays well this year. Pretty cool for a guy that was written off a few years ago.


Ccslimm
Auburn Fan
DC
Member since Nov 2016
133 posts

re: Auburn in the NFL
The nfl is about the system that’s why you see all these guys come out of no where to be stars who wrrent big names in college.

Slayton can make a roster


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metafour
Auburn Fan
Member since Feb 2007
2012 posts

re: Auburn in the NFL
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Slayton will not be drafted.



Stick to your day job.

LINK
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An NFL prospect who I liked A LOT better on second viewing: #Auburn WR Darius Slayton. His speed is obvious, but he is more than that.

It wouldn't shock me if he is drafted top-100.


HouseofWaffles
Auburn Fan
Member since Nov 2014
3423 posts

re: Auburn in the NFL
Looks like KC is going to put a franchise tag on Dee Ford.


LanierSpots
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Member since Sep 2010
44167 posts

re: Auburn in the NFL
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Looks like KC is going to put a franchise tag on Dee Ford.




Was surprised at that but good for Dee.....


jangalang
West Virginia Fan
Member since Dec 2014
12038 posts

re: Auburn in the NFL
That’s not really good for Ford. The one year salary is nice but there are drawbacks. He’s basically just being rented out if not given a long term contract. If he under performs or gets injured next year, his value falls hard and Ford won’t have the value or the leverage when he’s seeking a long term deal which can provide a safety net for the future.


beatbammer
Atlanta United Fan
Member since Sep 2010
33240 posts

re: Auburn in the NFL
True all of that.

But one GOOD thing about being franchised is that as soon as he plays a single down of the 2019 season the entire amount is guaranteed money.

I wonder what the franchise figure is for the top 3-4 OLBs in 2019? I would bet its around 16M to 18M.

Edit: I guess it depends upon how they define his position. Ford is definitely an “edge” rusher and those players are either 4-3 DEs or 3-4 OLBs. The info at the link below says that the estimated 2019 franchise tender for DEs is approx $17M but the tender for LBs is approx $15.4M. That sure is a sloppy way to define “position” in the NFL with so many hybrid positions and skills that exist in modern football. Which would Ford get, the DE tender or the LB? The team will, of course, say “Absolutely, he’s a LB!” to save money, but tell elite edge rusher Dee Ford that with Khalil Mack making $22M in salary and bonuses in 2019.

https://overthecap.com/franchise-transition-and-rfa-tenders/
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