Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Chris Slayton

Defensive tackle
School: Syracuse | Conference: ACC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3.5 / 307 | 40: 5.13 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.45
Projected Round
5th
Pos: 
Explosive interior defensive tackle with big upside. Bends his knees, plays with proper pad level and explodes off the snap with a terrific first step. Effectively fights with his hands, displays a variety of moves to get off blocks and shows quickness in his all-around game. Easily redirects to the action or to ball carriers, can be tough to stop and attracts double-team blocks.
Neg: 
Inconsistent with his playing strength. Often holds his ground easily, but gets pushed off the ball on many snaps. Pedestrian production. Not much of a pass rusher.
Analysis: 
Slayton doesn't pop off the stat sheet but is a solid prospect who plays with great fundamentals and explosiveness. He needs to learn to play powerful football on every snap but is a mid-round prospect who could eventually develop into a starter at the next level.