Scouting Report: Rashawn Slater

Here we are back again for another scouting report brought to you by NFLDraftRite.com. Today we are talking about my personal OT1 in the 2021 NFL Draft Class in Rashawn Slater, the tackle out of Northwestern. We are going to keep the trend of “my guys” going, so lets get started with this one.

Northwestern OT Rashawn Slater Puts Film over Measurables | Steelers Now

Measurables:

  • Height: 6’4 1/4″
  • Weight: 304lbs
  • Hands: 10 1/2″
  • Arm: 33″
  • Wingspan: 80 1/8″
  • 40yd: 4.88sec
  • Bench: 33 reps
  • Vertical: 33″
  • Broad Jump: 9’4″
  • Shuttle: 4.45
  • 3 Cone: 7.48sec

All Pro Day Numbers pulled from the NFLDraftRite Pro Day Tracker:

2021 Pro Day Tracker

Strengths:

  • 3 year starter
  • Experience at both Right and Left Tackle
  • Fluid hip control
  • Great control of his feet
  • Very smart cerebral player who analyzes the game quickly
  • Great balance and body control
  • Good core strength
  • Strong punches as a blocker
  • Great blocker in the open field
  • Reps against Chase Young are beautiful

Weaknesses:

  • Doesn’t necessarily fit the wingspan requirements some teams have set
  • Not a good blocker for a power scheme
  • Sometimes gets a little high with his hands
  • Can get overpowered at times
  • Some analysts think he is better on the inside

Clips of Slater:

Summary:

Slater is a very high floor player in this draft class who brings elite traits to an offensive line. He’s strong, fast, and has the experience you want out of big time prospects. Slater has proven time and time again that he is a technician on the offensive line. There’s a big debate on what his best position is at the next level. But regardless of where you play Slater, you get a seasoned warrior for your offensive line. Slater should be a top 10 pick come April and even has a shot of being the first offensive lineman off the board.

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