BIO: Junior college transfer who moved into the starting unit as a senior and produced 114/1/1, on his way to All-Conference honors. Totaled 23 tackles as a junior.
POSITIVES: Hard-hitting, run-defending safety improving his level of play. Reads the quarterback, displays a sense of timing and possesses solid ball skills. Fluid moving in reverse, takes good angles to the action and works to get involved.
NEGATIVES: Lacks closing and recovery speed. Does more hitting than wrapping up and misses tackles. Shows hesitation in his game.
ANALYSIS: Coming off a terrific senior campaign, the arrow is pointing up for Slay. Developmental zone safety who should excel on special-teams.