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Colin Cowherd interviews Darius Slayton

Ira : 2/6/2020 6:30 am
Slayton is an intelligent guy.
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How refreshing  
NikkiMac : 2/6/2020 7:05 am : link
As opposed to OBJ ,looking forward to year 2 with this kid
Thanks for posting  
SamdaGiantsFan : 2/6/2020 7:22 am : link
Really enjoyed that.
Very impressive kid.  
Ben in Tampa : 2/6/2020 8:32 am : link
He reminds me of the golden era receivers. Amani Toomer, Steve Smith, Hakeem Knicks, Mario Manningham, Victor Cruz.

Playmakers, with no WR diva baggage.
What a great interview. One of the best I've heard. Seems like a  
Blue21 : 2/6/2020 9:41 am : link
great kid. Hope he stays this way. I can see why the Giants liked him. So far what a big steal in the 5th round.
He was my lease favorite DG draft pick XD  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 2/6/2020 10:06 am : link
Look at his eyes during the interview.  
KeoweeFan : 2/6/2020 10:50 am : link
He is absorbing the question; not thinking about his answer (which is hard not to do). But then an intelligent considered answer pops out. Amazing humility.

With a little more confidence Slayton can become an important leader on offense; joining DJ and SB.

This man would succeed at whatever vocation he chose.
Really good interview and really bright, confident and well-spoken  
yatqb : 2/6/2020 11:48 am : link
kid. Thanks for the post, Ira.
Good Kid  
Manning10 : 2/6/2020 1:19 pm : link
The part about the Defensive backs knew where he was going speaks more about Shurmurs offensive scheme being predictable.
Season was such a blur  
JOrthman : 2/6/2020 3:05 pm : link
I forgot we played the packers.
All he needs now is a partner on the other side of the field ...  
Manny in CA : 2/6/2020 3:18 pm : link

To take the double-teams off of him. The draft is rich - Jeudy, Lamb and my favorite a hard-nosed type - Laviska Shenault.
Love Slayton  
NYG007 : 2/6/2020 3:44 pm : link
He has a few things to clean up, like the balls he drops in between 2 players. BUT, he more than makes up for them with bigger chunk plays. Coaching can fix that, as will his instincts. This kid is a #1 in the making and I am stoked we found him.
RE: He was my lease favorite DG draft pick XD  
Ira : 2/6/2020 6:58 pm : link
In comment 14804714 Coach Red Beaulieu said:

We all make a mistake like that from time to time. Not everyone has the guts to admit it.
Thanks for sharing  
Jay in Toronto : 2/6/2020 8:24 pm : link
Perhaps he will be our late round success like Bradshaw.

Always makes it easier to root for an intelligent and well-spoken player.
Thanks Ike for linking this. I've liked Slayton  
BlueLou'sBack : 2/7/2020 12:22 am : link
from pretty early on. Some of the Giants' own media people (Schmelk, Feagles etc on that daily call in show) mentioned Slayton's intelligence and humor some time ago. Apparently he's stood out from early on in certain personality traits.

He's got the mental chops to be a #1 IMO.

PROPS to Cowhurd for some of those questions. He steered the interview in a way to allow Slayton to show his best self, and provide real insight about the NFL too. Like the questions about the experienced CBs who got "into Slayton's head" much to his own surprise.

Good stuff.
I enjoyed listening to him ...  
Manny in CA : 2/7/2020 6:00 pm : link

And his play on the field, but you don't need to be a mental giant or a Clarence Darrow to play this game.

Morris Claibourne (Wonderlic score - 4), did OK in the NFL.

Our own Mario Manningham was the opposite of articulate, but was a good player.
Excellent job  
River Mike : 2/7/2020 6:21 pm : link
by both the interviewer and interviewee! Thanks
RE: Excellent job  
BlueLou'sBack : 2/8/2020 9:46 am : link
In comment 14806364 River Mike said:
by both the interviewer and interviewee! Thanks

Agreed 100%. Because Colin set a welcoming platform for Slayton, some nuggets came out that CC didn't even ask about. For instance, Slayton's comment about his preference for the deep ball, after describing how Jones laid a perfect bomb out to him the first day of rookie camp.

Slayton is a good and determined RAC guy, but it seems he'd rather catch the ball well downfield. He obviously believes in his own speed.
It's nice to be able to do both run after catch and run deep routes  
Ira : 2/8/2020 11:02 am : link
so that the defensive back doesn't know how to cover you. He can grow in rac, by learning from Tate. That's his specialty.
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