NFL Draft Rewind: No. 9 Peter Skoronski

The place they have been ranked: The Park Ridge (Ailing.) Maine South offensive sort out was a four-star prospect proper contained in the Rivals250 at No. 223 total. He completed because the No. 21 offensive sort out within the 2020 class.

Recruitment: Within the age of prime lists, edits, graphics and “constructing your model” on social media relating to one’s recruitment, Skoronski went the alternative approach. He didn’t speak to the media a lot, he didn’t do many interviews and he stored his prime faculties near the vest. The four-star dedicated to Northwestern (his first supply) in Might earlier than his senior season over presents from Notre Dame, Michigan, Penn State, Iowa and others.

Greatest draft query: Being solely 6-foot-4 and having brief arms, can Skoronski keep at offensive sort out towards NFL edge rushers with superior size, or will he have to maneuver inside?

Recollections: Skoronski was a bit little bit of an enigma by means of the recruiting course of as a result of he didn’t actually do many occasions, largely stored to himself and out of the general public eye, each from a aggressive standpoint and in his recruitment.

From the Chicago suburbs, Skoronski listed solely seven presents primarily from Huge Ten faculties, and he dedicated to native Northwestern earlier than his senior season began, so there actually was no drama or buildup on the recruiting facet.

The Park Ridge (Ailing.) Maine South standout actually made his nationwide debut on the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, the place he was very spectacular and received a ton of reps towards elite nationwide competitors, the primary time he had seen or competed towards that caliber of participant in his highschool profession.

I do bear in mind having the identical questions on Skoronski then because the NFL decision-makers have now. He doesn’t have preferrred size, he doesn’t blow anybody away from a bodily perspective (particularly then, when he weighed round 270 kilos; he weighed 313 on the NFL Mix) and from a projection standpoint, others in his class simply regarded higher on the hoof.

5-stars Broderick Jones and Paris Johnson Jr. particularly regarded like one million bucks, and whereas now seeing their growth there’s no query Skoronski ought to have been larger within the place rankings, it was a way more troublesome name then since he was the one offensive sort out below 6-foot-5 within the prime 30.

Years later, and an outstanding profession at Northwestern within the books, it’s attention-grabbing that the identical query stays: Can Skoronski play offensive sort out on the highest stage or would he be higher suited transferring inside?

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