Breakdown of the Patriots’ potential first-round pick: tackles
Peter Skoronski – Northwestern
WEIGHT: 315 lbs
- 2022 – 871 snaps at LT | 12 games played, 1 sack allowed, 2 hits, 3 hurries
- 2021 – 828 snaps at LT | 12 games played, 2 sacks allowed, 6 hits, 12 hurries
- 2020 – 665 snaps at LT | 9 games played, 2 sacks allowed, 4 hits, 11 hurries
As one of the most hyped tackles in this year’s class, Skoronski appears unanimously considered the best overall prospect for any team needing offensive line help.
Throughout his college career, he remained at left tackle but possesses the traits that would allow a coach to plug him in anywhere on the line if needed. His athleticism and explosive movement have garnered much attention, but his outstanding hand usage has begun to overshadow that, especially as it’s said to be his edge over his fellow rookie tackles.
No matter where you look, Skoronski is labeled as the “most NFL ready” in the draft, making the Patriots picking him an even better idea. The combine will likely determine if he’s first off the board or not, mainly due to size and arm-length concerns for a starting left tackle. But with so much help needed in protecting Mac Jones and any runner out of the backfield, Skoronski could be precisely what is needed in New England.