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Chargers take son of Wyoming basketball star in first round of NFL draft
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Chargers take son of Wyoming basketball star in first round of NFL draft

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COSTA MESA, Calif. — Rashawn Slater already looks like a good fit for the Los Angeles Chargers. Not only does he fill a need for a starting offensive left tackle, but he showed up for Thursday’s first round of the NFL draft in Cleveland wearing a powder blue suit.

Powder blue is not only Slater’s favorite color but it is also happens to be the primary color for the Chargers.

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“I felt pretty good about them. I hadn’t talked to the Chargers on Zoom, at least not the coaches, so I was a little bit surprised from that standpoint,” said Slater, who was taken with the 13th overall pick. “At the same time, I saw the mock drafts. I try not to pay attention to them, but I knew it could be a possibility.”

Slater comes from an athletic family. his father, Reggie, was a star basketball player for the University of Wyoming in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s and spent eight seasons in the NBA playing for the Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors and Minnesota Timberwolves.

“The baton has been passed!” Reggie tweeted Thursday. “Im so proud of Rashawn!”


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