SKOL Search: Rashawn Slater Scouting Report

SKOL Search: Rashawn Slater Scouting Report

100-95All-ProEarly Round One
94.99-90Pro BowlerMid Round One
89.99-85Day One StarterLate Round One
84.99-80Potential Starter/Early ContributorRound Two
79.99-75Potential Starter/Early ContributorRound Three
74.99-70Spot Starter/Special Teams Day OneRound Four
69.99-65Backup/Special TeamsRound Five
59.99-55Backup/Special TeamsRound Six
59.99-55Potential BackupRound Seven
54.99-Practice SquadUndrafted

Rashawn Slater

Height: 6’4″

Weight: 315 lbs

Strengths: The first thing that jumps out when watching Rashawn Slater is his athleticism. Watching him climb to the second level is like Wile E. Coyote shooting himself out of a cannon to destroy Road Runner. Slater is an explosive athlete. Has very fluid feet that help him move in short spaces and in the open field. While his play strength isn’t ideal, Slater uses his excellent feet to recover fast and keep them. He is violent at the point of attack.

Weaknesses: While athleticism is his forte, strength definitely isn’t. Slater struggles with power and gets knocked back often. In the running game, his athleticism can be a hindrance. He tends to over pursue and take bad angles. In the passing game, he does similar things. Gets off the ball too quickly and leaves himself prone to inside moves. His lack of length is evident as pass rushers can get inside of him relatively easily. Slater has poor hand placement on occasion. He gets his hands outside the shoulder pads too often and gets too grabby.

Pass Protection9/10
Punch8/10
Balance9/10
Power8/10
Anchor8/10
Physicality8/10
Athleticism10/10
Size/Frame7.5/10
Bend/Leverage8.5/10
Balance/Recovery8.5/10
Grade84.5/100 Second Rounder

Overall, Rashawn Slater is a very good prospect. His issues can be solved with some strength work and technique. He has the unique ability to project well at all 5 positions but I see him best on the interior, probably best as a center in a wide zone scheme.

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