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Sport Northwestern OT Rashawn Slater opts out of CFB season to prepare for draft

02:35  25 september  2020
02:35  25 september  2020 Source:   profootballrumors.com

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Northwestern OT Rashawn Slater opting out of senior season to declare for NFL draft . At Northwestern , Rashawn Slater developed a reputation as a zero-maintenance player “It’s tough and challenging and exactly what you’d want your son to go through to prepare them for life,” he said.

Northwestern offensive lineman Rashawn Slater is forgoing his senior season and declaring for the 2021 NFL draft . With the Big Ten postponing the fall season , Slater decided it would be best to prepare for his future. "The past few weeks have been a roller coaster of uncertainty brought on by

One of the top tackle prospects set to be eligible for the 2021 draft will begin his predraft training early. Northwestern tackle Rashawn Slater is opting out of the 2020 season, Pete Thamel of Yahoo.com reports.

a close up of a baseball player holding a bat: Slater grades as the No. 3 tackle prospect in the 2021 class. © Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Slater grades as the No. 3 tackle prospect in the 2021 class.

Slater’s decision comes when a few notable Big Ten names — from Purdue wideout Rondale Moore to Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade to fellow tackle prospect Jalen Mayfield (Michigan) — reversed course on their opt-outs after the Big Ten’s call to begin its season in October. But Slater has played 38 college games and might not have too much to gain from a strong senior season amid uncertain circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Northwestern offensive tackle Rashawn Slater plans to enter the NFL draft and skip his senior season . Slater mentioned the “rollercoaster of uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic” in a statement released by the school Thursday and said he consulted with his coaches and family.

NFL draft : OT Rashawn Slater 's performance vs. Chase Young shows first-round potential. Although NFL scouts already had been eying Northwestern OT Rashawn Slater , it was his performance The Big Ten chose not to have a fall season but is exploring playing in the spring.

a close up of a baseball player holding a bat: Slater grades as the No. 3 tackle prospect in the 2021 class. © Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Slater grades as the No. 3 tackle prospect in the 2021 class.

Slater said, via Thamel:

“I didn’t think a winter or spring season allows for optimal recovery or training to have a great rookie year. I talked about it with everyone. Everyone at Northwestern has been extremely supportive. They’ve had open and honest conversations with me. I can tell they wanted the best for me.”

The son of former eight-year NBA veteran Reggie Slater, Rashawn grades as the No. 3 tackle prospect in the 2021 class — per ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr., who slots Slater one spot ahead of Mayfield. Slater fared well against Chase Young in their final matchup last season and has started 37 games, having played extensively at both tackle positions.

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NFL draft : OT Rashawn Slater 's performance vs. Chase Young shows first-round potential. Although NFL scouts already had been eying Northwestern OT Rashawn Slater As Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel reported Thursday, Slater is now leaving school early and preparing for the 2021 draft

(AP) — Northwestern offensive tackle Rashawn Slater plans to enter the NFL draft and skip his senior season . Big Ten presidents and chancellors voted last week not to play in the fall because of concerns about the coronavirus and are forging ahead toward a potential spring season , instead.

Changing course from its previous decision to consider a late-winter or spring start to the season, the Big Ten is now set to begin play Oct. 24.

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