Justin Skule

Vanderbilt

Prospect Info

College
Vanderbilt
Hometown
Class
VA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 7"
317 lbs
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Hands
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Prospect Grade

5.00
50-50 Chance to Make NFL Roster
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
San Francisco
49ers
Round 6 ‧ Pick 10
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Skule (pronounced school) has become a sturdy left tackle for the Commodores, starting all 25 games at the position during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. He slid there from the right tackle spot, where he started all 13 games in his sophomore season. Skule was an All-State pick and Washington Post All-Metro performer at Centreville High School in Virginia before heading to Nashville. In his first year on campus, he started twice at right tackle in seven games but then suffered an injury that ended his season.
By Round 7/PFA
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 7/PFA
Overview
Top-heavy, high-cut swing tackle prospect who plays with a lack of bend and possesses average physical traits, but finds ways to get guys blocked using technique and football intelligence. The step up on competition may be too much for Skule in pass protection, but he may have enough agility to warrant an extended look as a player who can swing between guard and tackle either at the back-end of a roster or on a practice squad.
Strengths
  • Started 40 consecutive games in competitive SEC
  • Has experience at both tackle positions
  • Uses good landmarks in the zone blocking
  • Adequate balance to work through spin counters by rushers
  • Strong grip to cinch and secure
  • Will look for work to protect his quarterback
  • Keep his chin tucked and back flat in his past sets
  • Initial footwork and quickness to reach and seal
Weaknesses
  • Split high with top-heavy frame
  • Allows weight to slide too far outside in past sets
  • Works with elevated pad level and below-average leverage
  • Looks to catch and corral with hands too wide
  • Opponents consistently play under his pads
  • Gives ground against modest bulrush attempts
  • Struggles against quality shed power at point of attack.
GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league