Photo of Matt Skura

Combine Results

Grade
5.0 ?
  • 5.39 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 27 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 103.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.89 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.76 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'3" Height
  • 35 1/4" Arm Length
  • 305LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

A second-team USA Today All-American and consensus first-team All-ACC pick in 2015, Skura is a technically sound and athletic center with a bright NFL future. The four-year starter played some guard as a redshirt freshman, but his home is in the pivot, where his intelligence can be fully utilized. The 2014 third-team All-ACC selection's name isn't known by even more ardent college football fans, but he should be recognized nationally as one of the reasons head coach David Cutcliffe has risen the bar for the football program in Durham.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 5.26 seconds
Vertical: 26 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 8 feet, 9 inches
Short shuttle: 4.57 seconds
3-cone: 7.83 seconds
Bench: 30 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Has good size for a center with a well­-proportioned frame. Uses wide base in both run game and pass protection for balance. Possesses good core strength and body control both in his movements and through contact. Technically sound. Allows defenders to declare a side and then traps them on that side and secures the block. Pad level usually on point. Plays the game with intelligence and an understanding of angles and timing. Uses timing over athleticism to get best results on combo blocks. Keeps head back and arms extended in pass protection. Hand placement is solid and maintains feel for his target. Has a strong commitment to strength and conditioning.

Weaknesses

Plays a more finesse­-based game over power. Doesn't generate much push against quality strength across from him. Has just average athleticism. Angles and technique work have to be just right or secure blocks will be a challenge. Average to below-average quickness off snap. Is not at his best when asked to work in open spaces. Reactive movement could use work against counter moves in pass pro.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

NFL Comparison

Russell Bodine

Bottom Line

Extremely cerebral in his approach and uses his instincts and technique to maximize his overall talent. While Skura might not be the most athletic center, he does play with desired body control and functional strength for the position and he doesn't take many bad losses on a rep. His intelligence and technique work give him a shot to become an NFL starter, and he played guard as a freshman so he might have some two-position versatility.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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