PFF has 4 B1G tackles on preseason list of top 25 OTs in college football
Offensive line is not necessarily the glory position in college football. However, every high-powered offense needs key pieces up front in order to operate effectively.
On Tuesday, Pro Football Focus released its top-25 rankings for the offensive tackle position for 2022. Not only did the B1G have a player take home the top spot, but the conference also had 4 tackles listed.
Here’s the group of tackles out of the B1G led by Peter Skoronski:
- 1. Peter Skoronski, Northwestern
- 2. Dawand Jones, Ohio State
- 5. Paris Johnson Jr., Ohio State
- 23. Ryan Hayes, Michigan
2. Dawand Jones
3. Jordan McFadden
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Here is what PFF’s Anthony Treash had to say about Skoronski as the “top dog” at the position:
Skoronski posted a top-15 grade among Power Five offensive tackles in each of the past two years (81.4 and 83.8). That success runs in the family, too — his late grandfather, Bob Skoronski, is a member of the Green Bay Packers‘ Hall of Fame for his work as a tackle in the 1960s. Skoronski’s size and top-tier athleticism are reminiscent of Slater — now with the Los Angeles Chargers — and he is following in Slater’s footsteps from a college production standpoint, as well.
Ohio State’s Paris Johnson Jr. was also the top player for Treash’s “biggest projections” group:
Johnson will be moving back to tackle in 2022 after spending his debut starting season at right guard as a sophomore in 2021. Despite not playing his natural position at tackle, the 6-foot-6, 315-pound five-star recruit earned a 79.1 PFF grade that ranked 16th among Power Five guards. From Week 4 on, Johnson posted an 83.5 PFF grade that ranked seventh. He placed third in run-blocking grade and allowed just five pressures — none of which were a sack or a hit — over that nine-game span.