Vanderbilt offensive tackle Justin Skule was picked by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the NFL Draft Saturday.
Skule was the 183rd overall pick. He joined cornerback Joejuan Williams, a second-round pick of the Patriots, as the second Vanderbilt player selected.
Skule, a 6-foot-7, 317-pounder, started 40 consecutive games for the Commodores, playing right tackle as a freshman and sophomore and left tackle as a junior and senior.
He is the seventh Vanderbilt offensive linemen drafted since 2005 and first since Will Holden went to the Cardinals in 2017. Plus, center Spencer Pulley made the Chargers roster as undrafted free agent and now starts for the Giants.
Because he’s played on the right and left sides, Skule projects as the 49ers backup swing tackle as a rookie.
Skule also has an interesting backstory. His father, Joshua, is the FBI Executive Assistant Director for Intelligence. He often deals with terrorism, election hacking, massing shootings and mandates from the White House, sometimes on his son’s gamedays.