Biography: Two-year starter who totaled 67/1/3 as a senior after 63/1/3 prior year.
Positives: Hard-working defensive back who plays sideline to sideline. Physical, likes to mix it up, and defends the pass or run. Works to get off blocks, fast up the field, and a hard-hitting defensive back who goes for the knockout blow. Above-average skills diagnosing the action and shows coverage ability if placed over the tight end.
Negatives: Lacks an explosive burst to the ball out of his breaks. Marginal recovery speed. Average ball skills.
Analysis: Skinner possesses the size, speed, and playing style to be used as a traditional strong safety at the next level. Offers a special teams mentality, which will be his ticket.
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