Auburn Football: Darius Slayton Announces NFL Draft Decision

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An Auburn football standout has announced his NFL plans. On Thursday, January 3, Tigers wide receiver Darius Slayton announced that he would be forgoing his final years of eligibility in order to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Slayton announced his decision in a lengthy statement on social media.

“These past four years at Auburn have been the best of my life,” Slayton wrote. “I am proud to be an Auburn Tiger and forever thankful for my time at Auburn. With that said, after speaking with my family and giving this decision a lot of thought and consideration, I have decided to forgo my senior year of football to declare for the NFL Draft. I feel like this is the best decision for me.

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“I would like to thank the Auburn Family for supporting me and my teammates over the last four years. It has been a great experience, and I will forever be grateful to Auburn, Coach Malzahn and all of the coaches here for giving me the chance to play football at this outstanding University. I will carry the relationships and bonds that I have built with my teammates on with me for the rest of my life.”

This season, Slayton hauled in 35 catches for 670 yards, which led the team, and five touchdowns.