- Feb 19, 2002
I'm not trying to trigger SMU_Sox but it's kind of perplexing. I think most people think he was really good at northwestern against good competition but did show "length issues" and a lot of the online community looks at him and says man that's a really good guard prospect. But by and large the draftniks have him rated as a top LT. Unclear what teams think but worth noting that it's basically impossible to find a guy with that arm length at tackle in the NFL and even people who are talked about as short arm guys like Joe Thomas and Matt LIght are 33 and change not 32.25You guys know more about this stuff than I do. I guess my question is: Is the guy actually good? When facing really good competition, how does he do? If he handles NFL-caliber players really well, then that means...he probably can play that position in the NFL.
Measurables definitely have some value, but at the end of the day, it's about whether the guy can play or not. Old, tired example, but Jerry Rice just wasn't that fast in terms of his measurable 40 time. But man obviously he could PLAY. If we look at Skoronski and see that he manhandles NFL-caliber competition, then I just wouldn't worry about his arm length.
I say all this having NO idea if he actually played well against NFL caliber competition.