—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.
—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.
38 TKL, 3.5 TFL, 1.5 SK
—Was considered more of an offensive line prospect than defensive line prospect as a prep.
—Played high school football at Florida powerhouse American Heritage High School.
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 RANK: 274/300
POSITION RANK: DL25
PRO COMPARISON: DaQuan Jones
Written by B/R NFL Scout Justis Mosqueda