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    Re: Peter Konz

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    CBS Sports ranks Konz as #22; Glenn is right behind him.

    Konz sounds like the type of high caharacter player the Steelers go after. His injuries however would cause me some pause especially a young man getting blood clots.


    22. *Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin, 6-5, 315, 1 Konz (pronounced "Kahnz"), showed his character even as he made the decision to opt for the draft after his junior year. He wrote a letter of explanation to Badger fans, telling them among other things that he crammed 18 units into the fall semester so he could graduate this spring and, oh yes, he was getting married. Konz was equally accountable on the field, where he always found a way to get the job done. His alertness compensates for average quickness so he still gets in position in time to take on defenders. Konz is more of a persistent, wall-off type of blocker than a physical mauler. In order to play in 30 college games, he overcame several setbacks, including blood clots in both lungs (2009), a severely sprained ankle (2010) and a dislocated left ankle that kept him out of three games before he returned to play in the 2012 Rose Bowl against Oregon.

    23. Cordy Glenn, OG, Georgia, 6-6, 346, 1-2 This massive man looked like a natural when he was first thrown into a starting role as a freshman. Glenn went on to tie a school record with 50 total starts, including 28 at left guard, 18 at left tackle and four at right guard. There was even talk about trying him on the defensive line, but it didn't happen. Glenn obliterates defenders on the run and is excellent in pass protection, certainly a factor in Georgia finishing third in the SEC with an average of 413 yards a game. Glenn appears most natural at guard, but was used at left tackle last season and in Senior Bowl workouts. He struggled against speed rushers, so expect him to be inside in the NFL. He has all the strength you would expect of a man his size and then some, but it his footwork on pass blocking and ability to get downfield to pick off second level defenders that is a surprise, both to scouts and the overwhelmed defenders themselves.
    I really think Glenn will be gone by pick 18 or so. I'm not sure why so many analysts peg him as a guard only. He could in the least be a decent RT in the NFL at some point. So many analysts have him going after Glenn. I don't get it. All things being equal, he seems like a better player.
    I would take Glenn in Round 1 without hesitation. Way more upside than alot of the OL.
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    I would rather have glenn as well ovi. Seems to have the bulk and the feet for the most part.

    konz weight is a little concerning to me. I can't see him playing RG at 310 in the north.

    be interesting to see what he weighs in at the combine.

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    Re: Peter Konz

    Tomlin would pass up on Him.
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    Re: Peter Konz

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Pittsburgh
    Tomlin would pass up on Him.
    Why? Tomlin seems to fall in love with position-flexible guys.

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    Re: Peter Konz

    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
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    Tomlin would pass up on Him.
    Why? Tomlin seems to fall in love with position-flexible guys.
    Just my opinion. If Hightower & Konz are both sitting there and both positions of need, he would go Hightower.
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    Re: Peter Konz

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Spaghetti
    I would rather have glenn as well ovi. Seems to have the bulk and the feet for the most part.

    konz weight is a little concerning to me. I can't see him playing RG at 310 in the north.

    be interesting to see what he weighs in at the combine.
    First, he just weighed in at 315 at the combine. Second, he'd be playing LG imo. But, he could play right guard.

    315 is just fine for a LG who excels at run blocking. Besides, he can bulk up a bit as time goes by. Also, Decastro, the best guard in the draft, weights 315.

    Former Bengal and current Viking all world guard Steve Hutchinson weighs 313. Ravens pro bowl right guard Marshal Yanda (who dominated against us this year) weighs 315.

    More bulk is nice, but athleticism and leverage are the keys.
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    Re: Peter Konz

    [quote=Mister Pittsburgh]
    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
    Quote Originally Posted by "Mister Pittsburgh":1mqy4uij
    Tomlin would pass up on Him.
    Why? Tomlin seems to fall in love with position-flexible guys.
    Just my opinion. If Hightower & Konz are both sitting there and both positions of need, he would go Hightower.[/quote:1mqy4uij]


    I think most good coaches and front offices would pick a potential impact LB over a Guard in Round 1.

    The talent pool for Guard is just deeper because you have a large number of college OTs that have to move to Guard to make it in the NFL. Choosing Hightower over Konz could not be described as a bad choice.
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    Re: Peter Konz

    Quote Originally Posted by steelblood
    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Spaghetti
    I would rather have glenn as well ovi. Seems to have the bulk and the feet for the most part.

    konz weight is a little concerning to me. I can't see him playing RG at 310 in the north.

    be interesting to see what he weighs in at the combine.
    First, he just weighed in at 315 at the combine. Second, he'd be playing LG imo. But, he could play right guard.

    315 is just fine for a LG who excels at run blocking. Besides, he can bulk up a bit as time goes by. Also, Decastro, the best guard in the draft, weights 315.

    Former Bengal and current Viking all world guard Steve Hutchinson weighs 313. Ravens pro bowl right guard Marshal Yanda (who dominated against us this year) weighs 315.

    More bulk is nice, but athleticism and leverage are the keys.
    if he is a LG only, he isn't worth the pick. Sure he could play center if pouncey goes down again, but you don't draft with that in mind.

    comparing him to hutch and yanda seems foolish at this time, just because he weighs the same doesn't mean ne will be that kind of player.

    quick and mobile is fine. Legursky fits that mold, but then I remember him lined up at RG early last season and he was destroyed by bigger defensive tackles. Bulk matters no matter what you say to prove otherwise.

    I would not take konz at 24, however I would take glenn.

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    Re: Peter Konz

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
    Quote Originally Posted by "Mister Pittsburgh":39yve5w4
    Tomlin would pass up on Him.
    Why? Tomlin seems to fall in love with position-flexible guys.
    Just my opinion. If Hightower & Konz are both sitting there and both positions of need, he would go Hightower.

    I think most good coaches and front offices would pick a potential impact LB over a Guard in Round 1.

    The talent pool for Guard is just deeper because you have a large number of college OTs that have to move to Guard to make it in the NFL. Choosing Hightower over Konz could not be described as a bad choice.[/quote:39yve5w4]

    To be clear here, I didn't say it would be a good or bad choice, just the choice I think Tomlin would make.

    Also, the 'talent pool' may be deeper, but that doesn't mean the quality is there where the player could step in year one and contribute.
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    Re: Peter Konz

    I would take Decastro over any interior OL or ILB in this draft. I would go as far to say there might be only two OTs I would take over DeCastro in this draft. Pre combine & workouts....There is about 22-24 first round talents in this draft and everyone else is just lining up behind them.

    As far as Konz, you put him in a draft with Mack or Pouncey I fear he gets pushed out of the 1st round. I think he gets overdrafted because he is Tops at his position. If you evaluate him as a G I feel there are better Gs than him including his team mate Zeitler who is a 2nd rounder. He is more of a positional cut off blocker. I think he would excell on a team who is in shotgun alot. He is going to struggle for a couple years with a guy lined up over him in a base front when they are coming downhill. I know he has alot of fans on this board but I would be very unhappy with him at #24.



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