NASHVILLE – Peter Skoronski boarded a private jet out of Chicago's O'Hare Airport on Friday.
His destination: Nashville, Tennessee, his new NFL home.
Less than 24 hours later after being selected 11th overall by the Titans in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft, the big offensive lineman was in Music City driving past Nissan Stadium after landing around 1 p.m. today.
On his first day as a Titan, Skoronski also had lunch with his new head coach, Mike Vrabel, after shaking hands with controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk and General Manager Ran Carthon in the hallway of the team's Metro Center facilty.
"Everybody has been welcoming me, and just showing me around a little bit, which is cool," Skoronski said. "I'm getting a feel for the place, and it's been great. This is going to be my place of work now, and I'm looking forward to it.
"It's been a whirlwind," Skoronski continued. "Obviously, 24 hours ago I had no idea where I was going. Now, here I am, in my new city. It's been crazy, but it's so exciting. It was an awesome night with friends and family (at the draft party back home) and then getting that call."
Skoronski's parents, Bob and Anne, made the trip.
On Thursday night, over 100 family members, friends, former teammates and coaches gathered at a pizzeria in Chicago, when Skoronski got the NFL call.
Skoronski will be officially introduced at a press conference at Ascension Saint Thomas Sports Park at 4:15 p.m.
"We drove by the stadium on the car ride here," he said. "I like how it's right downtown, and I am excited to play there. Nashville is just a great place to be."
A first-team Associated Press All-American in 2022, the 6-foot-4, 313-pound Skoronski started 12 games for Northwestern last season, and 33 games over the past three seasons. Skoronski, a first-team All-American in 2021 as well, was a two-time first-team All-Big Ten Conference selection at Northwestern.
Per Pro Football Focus, Skoronski allowed zero sacks and committed one penalty in 480 career snaps vs. AP-ranked teams.
Skoronski is now ready to get to work.
"It was weird kind of being in no-man's land, not having a team and not knowing where you're going," Skoronski said. "So, I'm ready to get to work and ready to get started and get back to doing football stuff."
Titans first-round pick OL Peter Skoronski arrives at Ascension Saint Thomas Sports Park.