Wisconsin has a strong history of producing quality NFL offensive linemen, and this year looks to be no exception. Former Badger Peter Konz has the ability to step right into a starting job in the NFL.
The 6'5" 314-pound center is built well and should have no trouble taking his game to the next level against bigger and stronger NFL defensive linemen. While not the strongest himself, Konz is a very good technician and has very good feet for a big man.
What the Experts Are Saying
From CBS Sports' Dane Brugler:
Possesses a solidly-built frame with a filled-out body and solid muscle definition. Naturally wide base off the snap. Does a nice job sinking his hips and playing with consistent pad level, sitting in his stance with steady balance. Shoots his hands into defenders with very good placement, flashing strong hands to sustain blocks for an extended period of time.
Even though Konz has good flexibility, defenders will be able to out-leverage him at the point given his size. He can get stunned by quick bull rushes at the point and has a difficult time resetting his feet afterwards. While he is an effective short-area mover, he looks limited and rigid when moving in space or downfield.
Look for Konz to step into the starting lineup sooner rather than later. He could easily have instant impact as a rookie, a la Maurkice Pouncey with the Steelers a few years ago.
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