MATT SKURA IS READY FOR HIS SHOT TO BE THIS YEAR’S RYAN JENSEN – Ryan Mink
Skura went undrafted in 2016 and spent his first season on the Ravens practice squad. He was again placed on the practice squad at the end of training camp last year, but was called up to the 53-man roster before the Week 3 game in London.
The Ravens needed a new right guard after perennial Pro Bowler Marshal Yanda fractured his ankle. Skura figured he would be mostly used on special teams for his first game. Instead, he was thrust into Yanda’s starting spot.
“It happened really fast and there wasn’t much time to process, but sometimes being thrown into the fire is the best way to do it,” Skura said.
Skura was a four-year starter at Duke, including three at center. Still, he adapted to the position switch, battled through a knee injury and ended up starting 12 games.