(670 The Score) Northwestern tackle prospect Peter Skoronski is widely considered to be the top offensive lineman in this 2023 NFL Draft class, as he's a two-time all-Big Ten selection and the reigning conference offensive lineman of the year.
A native of Park Ridge, Skoronski grew up not far from the city of Chicago but rooted for the Packers. He's the grandson Green Bay Hall of Fame tackle Bob Skoronski, a five-time champion with the team. Despite his family allegiances to the Packers, Skoronski would still be thrilled if the Bears selected him in the draft.
“I wasn’t some kid who just decided to root for Green Bay,” Skoronski said. “It’s part of who I am. But I have a ton of respect for the Bears. Obviously, growing up being a Packers fan, I wasn’t a huge Bears guy. But I've been in this city my whole life. I played football here in college. I know how great of a fan base the Bears have. Obviously, they got a great quarterback now. It would be a dream to stay home and play in my own city and play for that franchise if it came to that.
“I’m not going to be some Packers fan, like, ‘Oh, I won’t play for them.’ It would be an honor to play for that franchise.”
The Bears own the No. 1 overall pick in the draft following a 3-14 campaign in 2022. Chicago has expressed an openness to the possibility of trading down in the first round, which could make Skoronski a potential target.
The NFL Draft will begin April 27 in Kansas City.
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