Northwestern just lost one of its star offensive lineman in Rashawn Slater as was by the Los Angeles Chargers in the 1st round of the 2021 NFL Draft. However, the Wildcats have another lineman on the rise that could once again go in the 1st round per Blake Brockermeyer of 247Sports.

Brockermeyer is predicting that Peter Skoronski has the talent to be the next Northwestern lineman taken in the 1st round. Skoronski has started in every game so far in his 1st 2 seasons in Evanston. He was also voted onto the All-B1G 1st team and All-B1G 2nd selection as a sophomore.

Here are the strengths and weaknesses of Skoronski according to Brockermeyer:

Strengths

  • Fluid athlete
  • Patient in pass protection
  • Good positioning on run fits
  • Mirrors well in space

Weaknesses

  • Turns shoulders too early in pass protection

Skoronski may be just a few years into his Northwestern career, but has already shown that he might have what it takes to play at the next level.