NFL Draft Profile: Peter Skoronski

As the NFL's annual free agency frenzy comes to a close, it's time for teams to look forward to the year's best and last chance to improve their rosters: the NFL Draft. As April 27th approaches, we'll look at the prospects most likely to transform a franchise's fortunes.

The Player: Peter Skoronski, Offensive Lineman

Northwestern's Peter Skoronski was one of the nation's top offensive linemen this past season, starting all 12 games at left tackle for the Wildcats and earning first-team All-American honors. He has been a steady, unshakeable presence on the blindside for Northwestern ever since taking over for Rashawn Slater as a freshman in 2022, starting 33 of a possible 33 games. Slater found immediate success in the NFL, and Skorinski should be able to follow in his footsteps

The Tools:

At 6'4", 313 lbs with 32 1/4" arms, Skoronski lacks the length of typical premier left tackle prospects, but he makes up for it with solid explosiveness (5.16 40-yard dash) and power (34.5" vertical leap, 30 reps on the bench press). His offenses generally struggled during his tenure (11-22 record, 17.8 points per game), so he hasn't totally proven his infallibility against elite talent. 

The Verdict:

Skoronski could struggle against length and speed on the outside, but he has an ideal frame and athleticism for a guard, which still has plenty of value. His durability and power should prove an asset to any run game, and he should be able to anchor against the league's powerful athletes at defensive tackle. He's no sure thing at tackle, but if a team in the first half of the draft has a need at multiple offensive line spots, they should give him a long look. 

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