Jacob Slade
Jacob Slade  DT  Michigan State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jacob Slade
Height
6-4
Weight
293
College
Michigan State
Position
DT
Class
Senior
Home town
Lewis Center, OH
78.4
Player Rating
44
PositionRank (DL)
4.95
FortyYD Time
Sacks
.5
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
20
Sol tackles
7

Jacob Slade DT Michigan State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jacob Slade DT Michigan State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: DT 3-TECH
Last Updated: 03/25/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.95 seconds (82%*)
Age: 24.3 DOB: 02/23/2000
Measurables:
Height: 6-4 (74%*) Weight: 293 (20%*)
Hands: 9 2/8 (21%*) Arm: 32 6/8 (41%*) Span: 81 (70%*)
Forty: 4.95 (P) (82%*) Shuttle: 4.52 (P) (74%*)
Vertical: 31 (P) (72%*) Broad: 110 (P) (79%*)
Three Cone: 7.63 (P) (55%*) Bench: 24 (P) (27%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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SUB-POSITION: DT 3-TECH
Last Updated: 03/25/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.95 seconds (82%*)
Age: 24.3 DOB: 02/23/2000
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-4 (74%*) Weight: 293 (20%*)
Hands: 9 2/8 (21%*) Arm: 32 6/8 (41%*)
Span: 81 (70%*)
Forty: 4.95 (P) (82%*) Shuttle: 4.52 (P) (74%*)
Vertical: 31 (P) (72%*) Broad: 110 (P) (79%*)
3 Cone: 7.63 (P) (55%*) Bench: 24 (P) (27%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 78.4 / 100
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Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
81%
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Tackling:
47%
Pass Rush:
78%
Run Defense:
88%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 7th
Overall Rank: #219 Position rank: #44
College Games: 42 College Snaps: 1556
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 74/100
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 86 Stars 247 RATING: 86/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.5 (90%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Jacob Slade from Olentangy High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Slade joined Michigan State.

In 2018 as a freshman Slade saw action in just one game and played a total of 11 snaps for the Spartans. He recorded no tackles, no assists, while adding no stops.

As a sophomore for the Spartans in 2019 Slade played in 13 games and took part in 262 snaps for the Spartans. He recorded 12 tackles, 2 assists, while adding 11 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 13 total pressures, and 8 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and 2 sacks during the year.

In 2020 as a junior Slade played in 7 games and contributed on 321 snaps. He recorded only 7 tackles, 9 assists while making 5 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 13 total pressures, which included 10 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and no sacks on the year.

In 2021 as a senior Slade logged playing time in 13 games and logged a total of 651 snaps for the Spartans. He also added 34 tackles, 11 assists, and 30 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 40 total pressures, which included 33 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and 3 sacks on the season.

In 2022 as a fifth year senior Slade logged playing time in 8 games and logged a total of 311 snaps for the Spartans. He also added 11 tackles, 8 assists, and 11 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 11 total pressures, which included 9 QB hurries, one QB hit, and one sack on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Strong tackler. Has good power in hands and can anchor, shed, and chase.
  • He’s long but has a powerful lower body and plays with impressive leverage considering his tall frame.
  • Big-bodied rusher with very good upper-body strength. Strong and stout at the point of attack with the measurables to occupy multiple blockers.
  • He’s ready for the physicality of the NFL; Slade has a stout build, strong core and powerful limbs to step in right away as a three-down player.
  • Delivers a strong punch and uses his hands to shed blocks to make plays in the hole or outside the box. Uses lower-body strength to anchor inside.
  • Good strength and balance to sit down, lock-out and create a pile, leading to possibilities inside and out (in the 3-4).
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Doesn't play fundamentally sound and lacks much technique in his repertoire.
  • Must improve hand use and read-and-react skills. Lacks the violent hands to shed and can be eliminated by double-team blocks.
  • Might be limited to one-gap systems. Agility isn't a question but misses tackles when Slade doesn't square and break down.

Jacob Slade percentiles vs other Defensive Tackles (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Jacob Slade (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
248.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
53.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.