Falcons take Konz in Round 2The Falcons used their top selection in the 2012 NFL Draft on Wisconsin center Peter Konz. Konz was one of the top-ranked centers and came out after his junior year.He was known as the anchor for one of the most physical and lauded offensive lines in the nation.
Konz was a three-year starter for Wisconsin. Injuries have limited Konz in each of the past three years, missing a total of seven games over that span. He missed five games over the past two years due to ankle injuries. And he missed two games as a redshirt freshman with blood clots in this lungs. But he still managed to start a total of 31 games over three seasons with the Badgers.
Konz likely will surpass Joe Hawley as the heir apparent to Todd McClure in the middle, but also could potentially play some guard until that time comes. He was widely considered the top-rated center in this year’s draft class.