It’s been a long time coming, but Lions’ star defensive back Darius Slay, whose nickname “Big Play Slay” encapsulates both his swagger and big-play ability, finally made the NFL’s Top 100 list, which is voted on solely by current NFL players.
In Slay’s first appearance on the annual countdown, he managed to crack the top-50 (No. 49), indicating he’s been worthy of making this list for a few years.
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— Detroit Moments (@DetroitMoments) May 29, 2018
Now, let’s see what the people of Twitter had to say about both Slay’s inclusion and placement on his first top-100 list.
Darius Slay ranked #49? He had 34 PDs and 8 ints. Some of the best in the game over the past years haven't put that up smh. He top 20
— Aaron 🐠 (@BaconSubPancake) May 29, 2018
I absolutely love seeing Darius Slay get the recognition he deserves
— Best NFL Matchups (@BestNFLMatchups) May 29, 2018
Darius Slay ranked 49th best player in NFL by NFL players….. 😎👆👆👆👆
— Joseph P. Chapp (@JosephPChapp) May 29, 2018
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Darius Slay got some love, okay okay, I see you @_bigplayslay23
— Yusuf (@yusufhodges13) May 29, 2018
OMG darius slay ranked 49th in the #nfltop100 i'm so proud of him ahh
— kyler (@fcwinks) May 29, 2018
But then there were the haters, as there often are on Twitter.
Darius slay is not better than rhodes
— BigBapoonga (@bapoonga) May 29, 2018
How did the players rank Darius Slay so much higher than @KB31_Era ?? Doesn’t make any sense
— Talkin Titans (@TalkinTitans) May 29, 2018
Darius Slay #49
Xavier Rhodes #55 #NFLTop100 💩
— VikingNations (@VikingNations) May 29, 2018
But hey, you can’t please everybody. Lions fans are just happy to see their team and players get a little national recognition for a change. Congratulations to Big Play Slay!