Auburn WR Darius Slayton to skip senior season for NFL draft
Darius Slayton is hoping to ride the momentum from Auburn’s bowl win all the way to the NFL.
The redshirt junior receiver announced Thursday on his Instagram that he will forgo his senior season to enter the 2019 NFL Draft, posting a message to Tigers fans that you can also view below.
Slayton ended his college career on an extremely high note, amassing 160 yards and three touchdowns as Auburn crushed Purdue 63-14 in the Music City Bowl. That performance helped him wrap up 2018 as the team’s leading receiver with 670 yards and five touchdowns, and his 35 receptions were also second-most for the Tigers.
During his college career, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound receiver wrangled 79 passes for 1,605 yards and 11 scores.
Slayton joins quarterback Jarrett Stidham and cornerback Jamel Dean as Auburn’s early entrants into the NFL draft.