First group OTs run well; short arms for NW’s Skoronski

March 5, 2023

First group OTs run well; short arms for NW’s Skoronski … The first group of offensive linemen have completed their 40s on the final days of the combine in Indianapolis and several leading second-tier OTs posted decent times. BYU’s Blake Freeland, for example, ran an unofficial 4.96 40 with a very quick 1.68 split. Anton Harrison of Oklahoma also impressed with a 4.99 40 and a 1.77 split, while Georgia’s Broderick Jones had a 4.98 40 with a 1.75 split. Utah’s Braeden Daniels was also very quick with a 5.00 40 clocking with a 1.71 split, while Jaelyn Duncan of Maryland had a 5.11 clocking and Ryan Hayes of Michigan came in at 5.18. The one OT who maybe disappointed a little in that first group was Dawand Jones of Ohio State who had a 5.36 40 time with a slowish split over 1.9. However, teams may cut him some slack after he measured in at over 6-8 with 36-plus-inch arms. Also note that Jones OSU teammate Paris Johnson, one of the two top-rated OL in this year’s draft class, was also in the first group but chose not to run. On the other hand, Northwestern’s Peter Skoronski, the other top-rated OT, is in the second group which will run later, but he’ll have teams wondering if he wouldn’t be better suited to playing inside after he measured in with just 32-inch arms.