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Konz leaves Wisconsin for NFL

Posted on: January 10, 2012 12:13 pm
Edited on: January 10, 2012 12:28 pm

Wisconsin junior center Peter Konz will enter the 2012 NFL Draft as expected, the school announced Tuesday.

Konz is's top-ranked center in a class that could produce several interior offensive linemen within the first 50 picks. The Wisconsin junior, in fact, is's No. 24 ranked player, overall.

Konz learned last week that he had been "highly rated" by the NFL draft advisory board despite missing three games with a dislocated left ankle.

He returned and played well in the Rose Bowl loss to Oregon.

Konz and Stanford junior offensive guard David DeCastro are projected as likely first round picks by's analysts Rob Rang and Dane Brugler.

Konz started 31 games at Wisconsin and is one of three offensive linemen moving on, including coveted offensive guard prospect Kevin Zeitler.

The Badgers' offense could be hard hit by defections. Offensive coordinator Paul Chryst was named head coach at Pittsburgh, quarterback Russell Wilson's eligibility expired and wide receiver Nick Toon, another player with a grade warranting a top-50 selection, is also gone.

Wisconsin also lost run-game coordinator Joe Rudolph, and assistant coach targeted by head coach Bret Bielema as Chryst's successor.


Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 10:36 pm

Konz leaves Wisconsin for NFL

Forgot Pettigrew, He was the #1 TE when drafted too....Wow Detroit only seems to Draft #1 players at there posistion with there top picks.....

Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 10:12 pm

Konz leaves Wisconsin for NFL

Konz would look good in Detroit, no doubt. I think the Lions have the right pick to take the best guard or center in the draft this year. We have already taken the best players at their posistions the pass few years. Calvin Johnson Receiver. Matt Stafford QB, SUH DT, Delmas was the number 1 safety when drafted.....Konz would make a fine addition.

Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:55 pm

Konz leaves Wisconsin for NFL

With how the NFL and NCAA is in today's game, I agree about Ball; leaving.  He is a solid running back, and there is nothing wrong with wanting to cash that paycheck in my opinion.  You set Barry Sander's are going to get drafted.  I know both moch draft boards have Chicago taking the WR Floyd from ND ( I think it is a mistake).  I want to see a lineman.  In fact, I would love to see a lot of young talent on the O and D line.  A center like this sounds like another Kreutz, and Chicago needs another one.  I hate to think they HAVE to draft a WR, but I understand why there would be pressure to do so. 

Since: Jan 10, 2012
Posted on: January 10, 2012 7:51 pm

Konz leaves Wisconsin for NFL

konz leaves & monte ball stays-the foolish one here is ball .what is the career life expectancy of a running back in the nfl and you are going to stay one more year to prop up brett bialama-go ahead monte ball it is alright to be selfish get out while you have great value ,an injury next year could cost you millions!

Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:54 pm

Konz leaves Wisconsin for NFL

Its not often you burn a 1st rounder on a C... this is one of those times.

Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:30 pm

Konz leaves Wisconsin for NFL

Konz is gonna look so awesome in a Raven's uniform busting holes for Ray Rice.....

Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:53 pm

Konz leaves Wisconsin for NFL

Lions lets get this guy and dump "Sausage Fingers" Raiola.

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