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What is a Drag Route in Football? (Full Explanation)

By Coach Martin | Football Routes

The Drag route is a short route over the middle of the field, much like a quick Slant route.

In some ways, it’s similar to a Slant in the way the receiver will break toward the middle of the field after taking only a step or two forward off the line of scrimmage.

In some ways, it’s also similar to a Dig route, in that the direction the receiver will run is more of a straight line from sideline to sideline rather than a diagonal direction.

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