BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter who also saw limited action with the first team as a sophomore. Senior year totals included 48/9/5 after
49/11.5/4.5 as a junior, when he was awarded all-Conference honors.
POSITIVES: Slate is a tall and relatively athletic prospect who makes a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage. He offers potential
as a pass-rush specialist, and he could develop into a productive NFL player as he physically matures and fills out his frame.
NEGATIVES: Not a big, strong sturdy defender and handled at the point by blocks. Not explosive off the edge.
ANALYSIS: Undersized college defensive end who may be best standing up over tackle as an outside linebacker in the NFL. Quickly diagnoses
the action, shows a lot of hustle and the ability to pursue plays laterally. Good athlete who quickly gets off the snap, displays
an array of moves to protect himself, and plays with good pad level. Easily redirects to the action or immediately alters
his angle of attack. Fluid if asked to twist or stunt.