2012 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin

by Cory J. Bonini on February 28, 2012 @ 20:10:38 PDT

 


Wisconsin center Peter Konz headlines the position in the 2012 NFL Draft class. He was a fixture along the Badgers' line and chose to leave following a strong junior season. 

Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
Solid first-rounder

Strengths

  • Experienced - three-year starter
  • Was often asked to pull
  • Large size for center or ideal for guard (6-foot-5, 314 pounds)
  • Intelligent - makes line calls and sees stunts
  • Extremely flexible - plays with great knee bend and sinks his hips
  • Quick feet to get to the second level
  • Holds blocks well
  • Strong initial punch
  • Shows awareness and cohesion when tandem blocking
  • Good teammate with leadership skills
  • Effective snapping directly or into the shotgun formation

Weaknesses

  • Looks awkward in space - not naturally fluid in this area despite being effective
  • Inconsistent use of leverage
  • Occasionally loses anchor against a strong bull rush
  • Product of a great offensive line and system?
  • Considerable injury history after missing time in each of his last three years
  • Questionable upper-body strength (18 bench press reps at the Scouting Combine)

Expected draft placement

Konz should be a first-round selection in April's extravaganza. Depending on what position teams see him as, he could receive interest from the San Diego Chargers (No. 18), Tennessee Titans (No. 21), Cincinnati Bengals (No. 21), Detroit Lions (No. 23), Houston Texans (No. 26), Green Bay Packers (No. 28) and Baltimore Ravens (No. 29).

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Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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