Peter Skoronski 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Has served as an every-game starter since arriving on campus in 2020
- Grandfather, Bob, played for Vince Lombardi and served as a captain for all five NFL championships in Green Bay
- Northwestern’s first-ever five-star commit who chose Northwestern over Iowa, Michigan, Penn State, Notre Dame, and others
- Showcased ability to play center at the high school level
- Scheme tendencies: Pro/spread hybrid
- 2022 projected role: Starting left tackle
Pros: The fundamentals immediately pop to you when you watch Peter Skoronski play. He’s got a very crisp pass set and is largely unbothered with vertical sets when attacked with speed up the field. I’m impressed with Skoronski’s base and ability to stay tethered with a firm anchor. He showcases very good bend through the hinges both vertically and dynamically to stay squatted over his hips and on his center of gravity. Foot speed pops in this regard during hand-to-hand combat, too—I’m impressed with how fluid Skoronski’s foot adjustments are to avoid a static base that would break down his posture. In the run game, you do see some effective vertical movement on double teams, particularly when charged with stepping down on inside shaded defenders. His ability to collect and climb to the second level is effective. I appreciate some of the counter work Northwestern put on film to allow Skoronski to pull through the set and get vertical on linebackers on the second level, as well—he should project fairly well to both gap and power concepts. His background as a center flashes in these instances but should also give Skoronski multiple pathways to playing time and a fair amount of universal appeal as a prospect for those who would otherwise disqualify him for what appears to be modest length.
Cons: Peter Skoronski stepped into the role voided by Rashawn Slater in 2020 and hasn’t looked back, but there are undoubtedly going to be questions about whether or not he should be serving as a tackle or an interior offensive lineman at the next level. The Michigan game in 2021 did showcase some struggles with wingspan and getting his hands attached, particularly on the speed rushes by OLB David Ojabo, who tested him vertically. Teams who deem him an interior talent may not covet him as highly and impact his final stock—although he will have a home on every offensive line in the league somewhere. Skoronski did seem to leave a few of his second-level angles short when climbing to pick off backside flow at times—to be fair to him, they were disadvantageous angles. Yet, with Skoronski’s movement skills, I would love to see some adjustments in climbing, especially against the top competition Northwestern will face in 2022, to see if his angles allow him to get attached on backside flow more consistently.
Peter Skoronski NFL Draft Scouting Report by Kyle Crabbs