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2012 Atlanta Falcons Second Round Draft Pick Profile: OG Peter Konz

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 10:  Offensive lineman Peter Konz #66 of the Wisconsin Badgers blocks against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on October 10, 2009 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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Scott CarasikContributor IIJune 13, 2016

Atlanta needs some more depth on the offensive line. Peter Konz is a great fit for Atlanta's new scheme with Pat Hill and can bring some more size and power to the line that is missing it in the middle.

 

Peter Konz

Center/Offensive Guard

University of Wisconsin

 

Combine Measurements

Height: 6'5-1/8" Weight: 314 pounds

Arm Length: 33" Hand Measurement: 9-1/4"

Bench Reps: 18 reps

 

Stats

2008 - Redshirt

2009 - 10 Games, 9 Games Started at center

2010 - 11 Games, 11 Games Started at center

2011 - 11 Games, 11 Games Started at center 

 

Scouting Report

Strengths

He makes top-notch line calls and can read the blitz and make ideal blocks against the blitz. He has top-notch athleticism and has some excellent footwork to help make sure he is in the right spot for his blocking situations.

He's got a nasty streak to him and has an amazing punch against opposing defenders. He possess a great frame and has the ability to put more weight on and still retain quickness. He also has a natural leadership in his game.

 

Weaknesses

Sometimes his height can hurt him as he doesn't always get great leverage and can stand up a bit too tall and get pushed around. He also sometimes gets unbalanced when he is trying to finish blocks and winds up pancaking himself.

 

Overview

Konz is a guy who is a three-year starter from the Wisconsin Badgers and can project into an instant starter in the pro game. He can play the zone scheme and the man scheme and has the natural abilities to be a Pro Bowler.

 

How he would fit into the Falcons' plans

Konz is likely a late round one to early round two pick and will more than likely not be there for the Falcons to select in the second round. He is a guy who will compete for an instant starting spot at right guard.

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