'I think I'm the best tackle in the draft': Northwestern's Rashawn Slater confident as Draft Day approaches
Former Northwestern offensive lineman Rashawn Slater has been talked about as one of the top overall players in this year’s NFL Draft regardless of position. But when it comes to tackle, the ex-Wildcat believes he’s the best.
Speaking recently with the Detroit Free Press, Slater was confident in what he brings to the NFL. And, in his opinion, there’s nobody better at the offensive tackle position in this year’s draft class.
“I think I’m the best tackle in the draft,” Slater said. “So I have a really high level of confidence about that, but at the same time, I’m a team player. If a team wants to play me at guard, I’m all for it. As long as that’s what’s best for the team, I’m happy to play whatever position they need me at.”
Along with Slater, former Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell is considered one of the better overall prospects in this year’s draft class. He, too, is thought to be an early selection on Day 1 of the NFL Draft and could be the first offensive tackle taken off the board on Thursday, April 29.
Both players are incredibly skilled and will likely land in the Top 15 overall picks next week. Who will go first? We’ll find out soon.