Slot Wide Receivers
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Unlike outside receivers, who may run routes that match up with other wide receivers on the field, slot receivers must deal with defensive backs one-on-one. This requires them to be fast, and a good awareness of the field. In addition to this, they must be able to block effectively and also know when they need to get out of the way to avoid getting hit by a tackle. This is why many teams emphasize speed and agility for their slot receivers. They can also act as ball carriers on pitch plays, reverses, and end-arounds. These plays require them to be able to quickly get into pre-snap motion and then catch the ball in a running route.