Northwestern tackle Peter Skoronski, Georgia’s Broderick Jones interviewed with Falcons

Credit: D. Orlando Ledbetter

Credit: D. Orlando Ledbetter

INDIANAPOLIS — Northwestern offensive tackle Peter Skoronski and Georgia’s Broderick Jones, two of the top tackles in the draft, had formal interviews with the Falcons at the NFL combine.

“I met with the Falcons yesterday (Friday), no the day before yesterday (Thursday), Jones said. “That was one of my first interviews.”

Skoronski, who’s 6-foot-4 and 315 pounds, is considered one of the top tackles in the draft and could be available when the Falcons pick with the eighth overall pick. Jones, who’s 6-4, 310 pounds, is rated as the second best tackle behind Ohio State’s Paris Johnson Jr. by NFL Draft Scout. Skoronski is the third rated tackle.

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The Falcons have a decision to make with right tackle Kaleb McGary, who could become a unrestricted free agent March 15.

Skoronski became Northwestern’s first unanimous All-American last season. His grandfather, Bob Skoronski, played left tackle for the Green Bay Packers from 1956-68.

The Falcons selected former Georgia guard Justin Shaffer in the sixth round of the 2022 draft.

“I just talked to Justin Shaffer last night or the night before,” Jones said. “We were just ... on the phone talking a little bit. Catching up.”

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