Why the Slide?

Links to Why the Slide? players are here. These are profiles of formerly high-ranked players who were selected in the NFL Draft, but much later than expected.




2023 NFL Draft – Why the Slide?


Adetomiwa Adebawore, DT, Northwestern – 5/17


Stetson Bennett, QB, Georgia – 6/14


Brian Branch, DB, Alabama – 5/4


Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina – 6/8


Max Duggan, QB, TCU – 6/20


Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee – 5/19


Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee – 5/15


Siaki Ika, DT, Baylor – 6/7


Dawand Jones, OT, Ohio State – 5/12


Tucker Kraft, TE, South Dakota State – 6/15


Will Levis, QB, Kentucky – 5/25


Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame – 6/6


B.J. Ojulari, OLB, LSU – 6/19


Clark Phillips, CB, Utah – 5/22


Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State – 5/18


Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia – 5/5


Drew Sanders, LB, Arkansas – 6/9


Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson – 5/11


Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina – 6/13


Nolan Smith, DE, Georgia – 5/30


Henry To’oTo’o, LB, Alabama – 6/16


O’Cyrus Torrence, G, Florida – 5/23


Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia – 5/29




2022 NFL Draft – Why the Slide?


Calvin Austin III, WR, Memphis – 6/14


David Bell, WR, Purdue – 5/16


Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson – 5/25


Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss – 5/12


Nick Cross, S, Maryland – 5/17


Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia – 5/4


Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington – 6/1


Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina – 5/3


Jermaine Johnson, DE, Florida State – 5/5


Travis Jones, DT, Connecticut – 6/10


DeMarvin Leal, DT, Texas A&M – 5/26


Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan – 5/23


David Ojabo, DE, Michigan – 6/29


Joshua Paschal, DL, Kentucky – 6/23


Dameon Pierce, RB, Florida – 5/19


Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan – 5/11


Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati – 5/24


Jamaree Salyer, G, Georgia – 5/27


Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M – 6/9


Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State – 6/8


Zamir White, RB, Georgia – 6/13


Malik Willis, QB, Liberty – 5/6


Perrion Winfrey, DT, Oklahoma – 5/20







2021 NFL Draft – Why the Slide?


Jabril Cox, LB, LSU – 5/9


Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State – 5/28


Kylin Hill, RB, Mississippi State – 5/8


Creed Humphrey, C, Oklahoma – 5/26


Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State – 6/4


Jamar Johnson, S, Indiana – 5/11


Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami – 6/10


Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU – 6/2


Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU – 5/26


Daviyon Nixon, DT, Iowa – 5/6


Azeez Ojulari, OLB, Georgia – 6/7


Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame – 5/4


Aaron Robinson, CB, Central Florida – 5/5


Quincy Roche, OLB, Miami – 5/13


Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern – 6/9


Trey Smith, G, Tennessee – 5/12


Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC – 5/18


Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State – 6/11


Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State – 5/25









2020 NFL Draft – Why the Slide?


Bradley Anae, DE, Utah – 5/18


Zack Baun, LB, Wisconsin – 5/6


Lloyd Cushenberry, C, LSU – 5/14


Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State – 6/12


Grant Delpit, S, LSU – 5/22


Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama – 5/8


A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa – 5/21


Jon Greenard, DE, Florida – 6/11


Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State – 5/2


Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota – 5/19


Josh Jones, OT, Houston – 5/16


Solomon Kindley, G, Georgia – 6/15




CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma – 5/1


Justin Madubuike, DT, Texas A&M – 6/2


Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama – 5/5


Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor – 5/12


James Proche, WR, SMU – 6/3


Patrick Queen, LB, LSU – 5/26


Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado – 4/28


Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton – 6/5


Kenny Willekes, DE, Michigan State – 6/9







2019 NFL Draft – Why the Slide?


Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State – 5/9


Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State – 5/2


Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech – 5/31


Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma – 5/3


Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, CB/S, Florida – 5/7


Kelvin Harmon, WR, N.C. State – 5/22


Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State – 5/24


Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss – 6/5


Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame – 5/30


Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State – 6/3


Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama – 5/28


Greedy Williams, CB, LSU – 5/1


Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama – 5/23





2018 NFL Draft – Why the Slide?


Anthony Averett, CB, Alabama – 5/17


Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon – 5/9


Duke Ejiofor, DE, Wake Forest – 5/24


Derrius Guice, RB, LSU – 5/10





Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama – 5/1


Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State – 5/8


Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa – 5/3


Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado – 5/15


Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame – 5/2


Josh Sweat, DE/OLB, Florida State – 5/4







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