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JL Skinner

S

Boise State

Strengths 

6'4''

Height

Weight

209

Bench
40-Time
10-Time
20-Time
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Vertical
Broad Jump
20-Shuttle
60-Shuttle
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
3-Cone
Hand
Arm
Wingspan
N/A
8.25''
32''
N/A

Final Grade

6.64

Skinner has strong athleticism and it is shown with his lateral agility and play strength. He hits with a ton of power and is a more physical safety. Skinner has excellent ball skills and utilizes his hands very well and can do a great job closing plays quickly. Skinner does not blitz often, but when he does he is pretty solid. Very physical as a run stopper as he is willing to engage with blocks, has a strong tackling technique, and he hits with power. Skinner is very competative as he plays with a motor, aggression, and a lot of confidence. Skinner can recognize plays well and is a strong communicator.

Weaknessess

His footwork can be a bit sloppy and slow at times. Speaking of speed, Skinner is not the fastest player and he does not have the greatest posture while in coverage and bending. He struggles a ton with man to man coverage and when it comes to Zone Coverage, he is more of a below average player. He is slow to recover when making a mistake in coverage and does not have the hip fluidity you want to see in a safety. Skinner must do better getting to the high point. Skinner could do a better job hitting proper pursuit angles. He is not the most consistent player and it shows with his coverage and closing quickness. I can't say he has strong Position Versatility as he mostly played as a Strong Safety. Durability could be a problem as he suffered a pectoral injury which forced him to not participate at the combine.

Torn Pectoral (2023)

Injury History

Games Evaluated

Wyoming (2022), BYU (2022), Oregon State (2022), San Diego St (2021), UCF (2021)

Big Picture

JL Skinner has strong athleticism and it is shown with his lateral agility and play strength. He hits with a ton of power and is a more physical safety. Skinner has excellent ball skills and utilizes his hands very well and can do a great job closing plays quickly. Skinner does not blitz often, but when he does he is pretty solid. Very physical as a run stopper as he is willing to engage with blocks, has a strong tackling technique, and he hits with power. Skinner is very competative as he plays with a motor, aggression, and a lot of confidence. Skinner can recognize plays well and is a strong communicator. His footwork can be a bit sloppy and slow at times. Speaking of speed, Skinner is not the fastest player and he does not have the greatest posture while in coverage and bending. He struggles a ton with man to man coverage and when it comes to Zone Coverage, he is more of a below average player. He is slow to recover when making a mistake in coverage and does not have the hip fluidity you want to see in a safety. Skinner must do better getting to the high point. Skinner could do a better job hitting proper pursuit angles. He is not the most consistent player and it shows with his coverage and closing quickness. I can't say he has strong Position Versatility as he mostly played as a Strong Safety. Durability could be a problem as he suffered a pectoral injury which forced him to not participate at the combine. I have Skinner as a 2nd/3rd round prospect in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Team Fit

DAL

CLE

Player Comp

Jayron Kearse

NYJ

Athleticism:

6.42

7.25

Skinner has strong athleticism and it is shown with his lateral agility and play strength. He hits with a ton of power and is a more physical safety. His footwork can be a bit sloppy and slow at times. Speaking of speed, Skinner is not the fastest player and he does not have the greatest posture while in coverage and bending.

Foot Quickness
Lateral Agility
Speed
Play Strength
Balance
6.20
6.70
6.20
7.00
6.00

5.80

Coverage Ability:

7.25

7.25

Big Play Ability

Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Recovery
Hip Fluidity
5.50
5.70
6.00
6.00

This is a trait that Skinner needs to improve on. He struggles a ton with man to man coverage and when it comes to Zone Coverage, he is more of a below average player. He is slow to recover when making a mistake in coverage and does not have the hip fluidity you want to see in a safety.

Playmaking:

6.53

7.25

Skinner is definitely a playmaker. He has excellent ball skills and utilizes his hands very well. and can do a great job closing plays quickly, but has to focus on being more consistent. Skinner does not blitz often, but when he does he is pretty solid. Skinner must do better getting to the high point.

Closing Quickness
Ball Skills
High-Point Ability
Blitzing
6.70
6.70
6.20
6.50

Run Support:

6.73

7.25

Very physical as a run stopper as he is willing to engage with blocks. He has a strong tackling technique, and he hits with power. Skinner does have range as well, but could do a better job hitting proper pursuit angles.

Engage with blocks
Range
Pursuit angles
Tackling
7.00
6.70
6.20
7.00

Competitiveness:

7.03

Aggression
Confidence
Consistency/Motor
7.20
7.20
6.70

Skinner is very competative as he plays with a motor, aggression, and a lot of confidence. He is not the most consistent player and it shows with his coverage.

Intelligence:

7.13

7.25

Skinner can recognize plays well and is a strong communicator. I can't say he has strong Position Versatility as he mostly played as a Strong Safety, but he could fit as a linebacker as well.

Play Recognition
Position Versatility
Communication
7.20
7.00
7.20
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