Titans First-Round Pick Peter Skoronski Says Falcons HC Arthur Smith Told Him He’s ‘Boring’ Him During Interview

Pre-draft interviews always provide some weird and uncomfortable experiences for prospects.

Tenessee Titans first-round pick Peter Skoronski said he got a first-hand experience with that during the NFL combine when he went to meet with the Atlanta Falcons and their head coach Arthur Smith.

Skoronski claims that Arthur Smith called him ‘boring’ and had zero interest in interviewing the Northwestern product.

“The head coach was on me the second I got in there,” Skoronski told The Athletic’s Dan Pompei about Smith. “I was giving them generic answers to their questions, and he said, ‘You’re really boring me right now. Your answers are so boring.’ The whole meeting, he kept looking at his computer. I was kind of laughing to myself and said, ‘Sorry, I don’t know what you want me to do. I’m answering you honestly.'”


Atlanta didn’t end up having much more contact with Skoronski in the lead up to draft and the organization ended up selecting running back Bijan Robinson at No. 8 overall.

Meanwhile, Skoronski may have landed in one of the best possible situations in Tennessee at No. 11, where he’ll have the ability to make an immediate impact as a starter.

The Titans had to cut stalwart left tackle Taylor Lewan this offseason as a cap casualty. Lewan was a first-round pick in 2014 and made three Pro Bowls while with the organization.