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2023 NFL Draft Focus: Peter Skoronski

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Hello and welcome to the inaugural edition of the 2023 NFL Draft Focus. In this series, we will look at the incoming prospects hoping their names will be heard on draft night. Be sure to check often as we will produce content until the event’s start.

BACKGROUND

Peter Skoronski is an offensive tackle prospect from Illinois. As a high school senior, Rivals ranked him as a four-star prospect and the 21st ranked in his position. His performance got him multiple offers but he decided to enroll at Northwestern. He is also the grandson of Bob Skoronski, a Green Bay Packer great during their run in the 1960s.

COLLEGE CAREER

Peter’s impact could be seen early on as a freshman. He started nine games in his first season at Northwestern. People were raving about his ability and had high hopes for him as he got older. In his second year, he started 12 games for the Wildcats. The OT prospect earned multiple awards such as Second-team All-Big Ten as a freshman and First-team All-Big Ten as a sophomore. Prior to his junior season, many scouts were raving about him as a prospect to watch for the 2023 NFL Draft.

2022-2023 COLLEGE CAREER

As a junior, Skoronski played all 12 games and was one of the most impressive players in all of college football. With over 800+ snaps, he only allowed just two sacks. His performance garnered him multiple awards such as unanimous All-American and the Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year.

STRENGTHS:

He is an offensive lineman that has it all. He has leadership abilities and can help control the offensive line. His athleticism at his size makes him difficult for defensive players to go against. His football IQ is very high. Add all these up and you have someone in your offensive line that will be on your team for years to come.

WEAKNESSES:

One measurement that was obtained that got scouts’ eyes open was his short arms. They were measured at 32.25 inches, which was one of the shortest measured in the combine. While he may not have the traditional length, it shouldn’t be that much of a problem. A small note to take note of is that he can improve on his run-blocking as it isn’t as impressive as his pass-blocking.

PLAYER COMPARISON: Justin Pugh

TEAMS WHO COULD DRAFT HIM

Everyone needs a good offensive line so Peter Skoronski shouldn’t have trouble being drafted in the early half of the first round. Even if the arm length is a concern from the NFL Draft Combine, he’s still one of the top available linesmen. Tennessee did release Taylor Lewan so Skoronski could be a fit as the 11th pick. A team trading down like the Bears could draft him to protect Justin Fields.

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