Charges Rookie LT Rashawn Slater Passes First Test Against WFT

One of the biggest storylines heading into the Chargers’ season opener against the Washington Football Team was the spotlight being put on the matchup of rookie left tackle Rashawn Slater and reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year, Chase Young. Both met two years ago in the 2019 contest between Northwestern and Ohio State and we all know by now how that went.

In their rematch, it’s hard not to say that Slater got the best of Young once again.

According to Pro Football Focus’ Trevor Sikkema, Slater posted the second-highest overall grade for a rookie offensive lineman in week one with a 73.5. His 79.9 pass block grade was also second, behind only Detroit’s Penei Sewell (first in both).

The icing on the cake? Slater allowed zero pressures against arguably one of the best defensive lines in the entire league.

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