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Tedarrell Slaton NFL Draft 2021: Scouting Report for Green Bay Packers DL

BR NFL Scouting DepartmentContributor IMay 1, 2021

Florida defensive lineman Zachary Carter (17) hits Alabama quarterback Mac Jones (10) as Florida defensive lineman Tedarrell Slaton (56) rushes during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Brynn Anderson/Associated Press


HEIGHT:
 6'4"

WEIGHT: 330

               

POSITIVES

—Great athleticism for his size; would be elite for an offensive lineman.

—Has a very strong lower body.

—Flash plays are there on tape for a player with little production in college.

                  

NEGATIVES

—Has not played a lot on defensive line, dating back to his high school days.

—Was suspended at one point at Florida.

—Weight fluctuation issues in college.

—Still a very raw player who has not played a lot of football defensively.

                 

2020 STATISTICS

38 TKL, 3.5 TFL, 1.5 SK

                    

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NOTES

—Was considered more of an offensive line prospect than defensive line prospect as a prep.

—One-year starter.

—Played high school football at Florida powerhouse American Heritage High School.

                       

OVERALL

As a prep, Tedarrell Slaton was a highly recruited offensive line prospect but chose to play on the defensive side of the ball, which he hardly played in high school. He did not start for Florida defensively until his final season, after he had already been suspended and had weight fluctuation issues for the Gators.

He has upside as a nose tackle prospect, based on how he moves at his size, but short arms and small hands do not help his projection. Slaton should be put in a position to have to compete for a roster spot at the NFL level and may be the type of defensive lineman who has to convert back to the offensive side of the ball.

GRADE: 6.3/10 (Round 7)

OVERALL RANK274/300

POSITION RANKDL25

PRO COMPARISON: DaQuan Jones

              

Written by B/R NFL Scout Justis Mosqueda

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