Slot Wide Receivers
A slot receiver is a wide receiver who lines up just behind the line of scrimmage and a few steps from the offensive linemen. Generally, slot receivers are smaller and shorter than outside wide receivers and have to be more agile to run the routes that their teammates are running in a given play.
Speed and Hands
A slot wide receiver needs to be very fast, both in terms of their speed and in terms of the way they handle their hands when catching the ball. This allows them to run go routes that stretch the defense vertically. It also helps them when they’re running slants or quick outs, which require them to run downfield and catch the football.
They also need to be able to use their speed and hands in blocking situations, as they’ll often block nickelbacks and outside linebackers while sealing off the outside part of the field on running plays. This is a role that they’ll perform very well in, as they can quickly and effectively seal off the outside and make sure the ball carrier doesn’t get out of the play.
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