Most Under Appreciated Players in MSU History

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Darius Slay

It’s hard to believe that one of the better defensive backs in the NFL today can be considered under appreciated, but he is. Slay played on the opposite corner of Johnathan Banks, and because Banks received so many accolades and attention, Slay was overlooked for much of his two years. He led the team in interceptions with 5 in 2012, and a lot of it was due to the fact that teams didn’t want to throw in the direction of Banks.

In his second season with the Detroit Lions, Slay started all 16 games and had two interceptions. There were a number of analysts who believed he should’ve been in the Pro Bowl because teams simply wouldn’t throw the ball in his direction.