Dolphins add a center but is he the likely starter in 2021?
The Dolphins are signing center Matt Skura.
Skura, 28, has started 51 games for the Ravens over the past four years.
Skura was graded 34th among 36 centers by Pro Football Focus last season. He ranked 16th and 22nd the previous two years.
The Dolphins were also interested in David Andrews of the Patriots, who has not yet signed, and former center Ted Karras, who signed with New England.
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It is always possible Miami also drafts another center in April.
"Matt Skura has been a multi-year starter for the Ravens but lost his job this season after struggling to snap the ball at center," according to a Pro Football Focus scouting report. "Skura's best season came in 2019, but he has rarely been an above average performer and is likely a backup lineman in the future."
Here's one positive: Skura was ranked 4th in the league among centers in ESPN's "pass block win rate," which they scored as 96 percent.
It is also true that last season, Skura was returning from knee surgery on his ACL, MCL and PCL, which he tore in Week 12 of the 2019 season.
Skura has historically not given up many sacks nor taken many penalties.
The Dolphins once drafted Michael Deiter as a guard but he could compete at center. And even tackle/guard Jesse Davis has played some center, too.
Skura, 6-foot-3, 313 pounds, signed with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent from Duke. When he was drafted, a scouting report on NFL.com suggested he is "cerebral in his approach and uses his instincts and technique to maximize his overall talent."
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