2021 NFL Draft: breaking down the top three offensive tackles

Penei Sewell #58 of the Oregon Ducks. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Penei Sewell #58 of the Oregon Ducks. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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Brandon Randle #26 of the Michigan State Spartans rushes against Rashawn Slater #70 of the Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Rashawn Slater, Northwestern

Rashawn Slater is a swiss-army knife across the front as he can play any position that a team wants him to. It seems more likely that he will be playing tackle at the next level but his versatility has made him one of the highest-ranked prospects across all positions for the offensive front. Even though he has shown his versatility, it seems like he will play at left tackle when a team selects him early on in the first round. He is very impressive and many teams have taken note of what Slater can bring to their team.

On top of playing with sound technique, this guy is an athletic freak that can overpower any competition. His pro day was very impressive, that surely caught the eye of many NFL scouts that need help along the front line. A team that comes to mind would be the Cincinnati Bengals if the top tackle prospect is not there to take when the fifth pick rolls around in the first round of the draft. That would make a lot of sense as Joe Burrow was beaten up throughout his entire rookie season as the orange and black desperately need help all along their offensive line. Adding Slater would allow them to play him wherever they would like to.