2023 mock NFL Draft 2.0: Fallout from free agency wave and NFL Combine

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Peter Skoronski, Northwestern Wildcats
Northwestern Wildcats offensive lineman Peter Skoronski (77) Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports /

Wildcats . Peter Skoronski. 9. player. 882. . Offensive Tackle

On the clock: NFL Draft Pick No. 9: Chicago Bears – Peter Skoronski, Offensive Tackle, Northwestern

Mock Draft 1.0 – Will Levis, Quarterback, Kentucky (Carolina Panthers)

Chicago must be absolutely laughing their way to the NFL Draft. Thanks to the incompetency of the Houston Texans, the Bears grabbed the No. 1 pick with no need for a quarterback.

As a result, not only did they trade the pick to the Panthers for a good haul, they also got D.J. Moore as a No. 1 receiver. This solves their immediate problem of finding a weapon for quarterback Justin Fields, so now they can find some desperately needed offensive line help.

Peter Skoronski is the best offensive line prospect in this draft, with the ability to play both tackle and guard in the NFL. His versatility, his ability and his performance at the NFLCombine should make him a strong candidate to be a top-10 pick.

Skoronski has excellent speed and technique to be a left tackle at the NFL level. His footwork is smooth and he uses his hands well, punching hard at the defender while in position.

While he doesn’t have the longest arms, that isn’t a concern if the technique can negate that. Skoronski has the necessary technique, so he still can be considered a safe prospect.