Our number one rated center in the draft, Konz was a standout along Badgers offensive line that was one of the best in the country in 2012. A hard-worker both on and off the field, Konz is a technically sound player who understands the position of center. He is a plug-and-play type who has the ability to be a long-term starter from day one. At 6’5″, he is a bit taller than an average center and will have to work on not letting defenders get under his pads at the next level. Konz uses a high football IQ to recognize blitzes and outsmart opponents with proper leverage consistently. I think he has a really high ceiling and should be selected either in the back-half of Round 1 or early Round 2
Physical. Smart. Powerful at the point of attack. Technically sound. Excellent hand placement. Hard working. Great mobility when pulling and trapping. Locates defenders at the second level and seals off consistently. Experienced. Extremely quick release off the line of scrimmage. Plus agility. Versatility to play guard if needed. Natural knee bender. Understands leverage. Scheme versatile.
Durability issues (blood clots, sprained ankle, dislocated ankle). Needs to improve upper-body strength (18 reps at combine). Not an overwhelming drive blocker. Not an explosive athlete. A bit tall ideally for a center. Allows defenders under his pads at times.