Darius Slayton, WR, Auburn #81

6006, 190, 4.37

Notes: From Norcross, GA. Redshirted in 2015. Played in 13 games with 11 starts, catching 15 passes for 292 yards (19.5 avg.) and 1 touchdown in 2016. In 13 games he caught 29-643-5 (22.2 avg.) in 2017. Saw action in 12 games and caught 35-670-5 (19.1 avg.) in 2018.

Positives: Good size-speed ratio and can flat out fly. Outstanding vertical threat in the passing game. Legitimate home run threat. Adjusts to the ball well and shows good hands and concentration. Fluid and natural pass catcher. Plucks the ball with his hands. Gets downfield and makes big plays. Runs well after the catch. Can outrun pursuit angles. Will block downfield. Plays with passion.

Negatives: Doesn’t always attack the ball in contested situations. Needs development on pass routes. Bit of a glider.

Summary: Still needs some polish but is a pure deep threat and appears to still be improving.

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