Northwestern’s Rashawn Slater Opting Out


Northwestern offensive tackle Rashawn Slater, one of the top tackle prospects eligible for the 2021 NFL Draft, is opting out of the 2020 season, according to Yahoo’s Pete Thamel.

“I didn’t think a winter or spring season allows for optimal recovery or training to have a great rookie year,” Slater said, per the report. “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.”

Rashawn (6-foot-4, 308-pounds) has started 37 games at either left or right tackle, however he may project to be a guard at the NFL level.