49ers CB Richard Sherman thinks Darius Slay is one of the best cornerbacks in the game
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49ers CB Richard Sherman thinks Darius Slay is one of the best cornerbacks in the game

Richard Sherman, Darius Slay, 49ers, Lions

San Francisco 49ers standout cornerback Richard Sherman doesn’t think Darius Slay gets enough attention for how good of a player he is.

Sherman thinks Slay sometimes doesn’t get the attention he should be getting because of the team he is playing on, and the struggles the rest of the defense have.

“Slay doesn’t get enough credit and that’s, once again, the market he’s in and sometimes the team doesn’t have a lot of success,” Sherman said via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “But he’s one of the quickest, most athletic cornerbacks in our game. Outstanding ball skills. I think over the last five or six years, he has the most pass breakups and interceptions.”

“He’s a ball hawk, man. He’s a ball-hawking guy and I have the utmost respect for his game and I enjoy watching him play.”

Sherman said he watches a lot of tape of other cornerbacks trying to improve his craft and Slay stuck out. He put Slay on a list that included Stephon Gilmore, Tre’Davious White, Jalen Ramsey, A.J. Bouye, Chris Harris, and Xavien Howard.

Most around agree that Slay is a special talent, the big question now is where will he be playing next season. Slay has made it clear he wants a new contract, and it’s unclear if the Lions want to pay him.

If the Lions don’t want to give him the contract extension, the team could move him in a trade if a team offers them a good enough deal. It should be a busy offseason for the Lions, and figuring out Slay’s future is priority number one.