Slot Receiver Basics


The slot receiver is a key position on NFL offenses. Physically, they tend to be shorter and faster than traditional wide receivers, making them a difficult matchup for defenders. In recent seasons, however, more teams have begun to rely on the slot receiver as a way to counter defenses and get the ball to their best players more often.

The name of this key position is derived from its location on the field, as well as its role in blocking for other receivers and running backs. On passing plays, slot receivers are positioned to run routes that correspond with other receivers, and they serve as blockers for the RB on outside runs like sweeps and slants. In addition, they’re often responsible for picking up blitzes from linebackers and secondary players.

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