Drafted: ROUND: 1 - Pick Number: 11 (TEN)
Draft Profile: BioPeter Skoronski from Maine South High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Skoronski opted to join Northwestern.
In 2020 as a freshman Skoronski saw action in 9 games and played a total of 672 snaps for the Wildcats. He allowed 11 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and 2 sacks while playing at left tackle.
As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 12 games and a total of 828 snaps. He conceded 12 QB hurries, 6 QB hits, and 2 sacks while playing at left tackle.
In 2022 as a junior Skoronski saw action in 12 games and totaled 881 snaps. He gave up just 3 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and one sack while playing at left tackle.
Honors & awards
- AP First Team Preseason All-American
- Named PFF Offensive Player of the Week after allowing no sacks and leading the rushing attack to 224 yards and two TDs against Nebraska (8/27)
- Named to PFF Week 3 Team of the Week for his dominant performance against Southern Illinois (9/17)
- All-Big Ten First Team (coaches) and All-Big Ten Second Team (media)
- Started all 12 games as a sophomore
- Paved the way for Evan Hull's 1,000-yard season on the ground
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Exceptional athleticism
- High football intelligence
- Natural leader with high work ethic
- Crisp hand technique and pass sets
- Firm anchor and dynamic base in protection
- Effective vertical movement on double teams
- Ability to string out point of attack horizontally
- Projects well to gap and power concepts
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Limited length, arm length, and overall wingspan more typical of a guard. A number of pro teams would consider him a blue-chip LT prospect as a result
- Struggles getting his hands attached to a rusher due to short arms
- Short second-level angles when climbing to pick off backside flow
- Play strength not strong enough to be seen as a pro tackle
- Inconsistent hitting of landmarks - needs more consistency
- As an outside chance to stick at left tackle, but he might actually fit better on the right side or kicking in to a guard spot.
Player ComparisonBernhard Raimann
Scouting Report: SummarySkoronski is a great all-around offensive lineman with the potential to become a very good starter in the NFL. He has an impressive three years of college experience, having started for Northwestern since his freshman year.
He's an experienced, technician, whose feet balance and hand usage are all already elite, giving him an edge over other players in this draft class. He has the perfect combination of athleticism and skill and has demonstrated he's the pass blocker in the draft class. He, however, doesn't have the ideal size for a pro left tackle and his limited arm length may put pro teams off and see him as more of a guard prospect.
Skoronski is still the most NFL-ready offensive lineman in this draft class, and for that reason he'll likely be the first offensive lineman selected in the 2023 NFL Draft
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