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Old 03-04-2012, 04:03 PM   #1
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Default Hightower or Koncz ??

Looking over some updated mocks and this could be a choice for us.
I'm no draft talent guru by any means like some of you.
And from what I've read, I'm assuming Hightower would be rated BPA out of these 2.
Well gurus...shed some light.
Is Hightower the BPA? And if so, should we take him?
Or does our more pressing need at O-line point to Koncz as our pick?
From what I've read he's a strong and versatile run-blocker.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:46 PM   #2
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Default Re: Hightower or Koncz ??

konz is a center, but i don't see why he couldn't transition to guard. i kinda like the idea of having 2 quality centers on the team since pouncy has had a problem finishing seasons.
i'd be a little concerned about his only putting up 18? reps at the combine. if your gonna go hand to hand with haloti ngata , you better be able to bring it.
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Default Re: Hightower or Koncz ??

i would take Hightower 10 times out of 10.
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Default Re: Hightower or Koncz ??

Hightower by far. Konz is the "best center" in this draft, but is no Pouncey, Mack, or Mangold. Very unimpressive showing of strength in the combine and will probably fall into the second. I don't see him as a great Oline prospect whether it be at center or guard.
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Default Re: Hightower or Koncz ??

here's what walterfootball had to say about him...

Peter Konz*, C, Wisconsin
Height: 6-5. Weight: 314.
Projected 40 Time: 5.58.
Bench: 18. Arm: 33.
Projected Round (2012): 1.

2/28/12: The junior Konz has collected a stack of dominant tapes for NFL evaluators this season. He has played elite players like Jerel Worthy and Jared Crick very well. The Badgers have had a fabulous running offense, and Konz is an excellent run blocker. He seals holes well, gets to the second level, and puts defenders on the ground regularly. Konz has done a fabulous job in pass protection for quarterback Russell Wilson. Not many centers enter the draft early. That goes for Wisconsin offensive linemen as well, so it would be somewhat surprising if he enters the 2012 draft. Late in the season, Konz dislocated his ankle and that caused him to sit out some games. He returned and played very well in the Rose Bowl against Oregon
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Default Re: Hightower or Koncz ??

I'd take Hightower. I'm sure Koncz could make the transition to guard, but if it's going to be a guard in round one, i'd rather take one in his natural position.
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Default Re: Hightower or Koncz ??

I would take Hightower. Konz seems like a good pulling guard candidate but I worry about his durability as he has been injured in all 3 of his seasons.
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but if it's going to be a guard in round one, i'd rather take one in his natural position.
I agree
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Default Re: Hightower or Koncz ??

Lots of quality interior linemen in the draft, but not as many ILB's. Hightower would be the better pick of the 2.

If we want versatile O linemen, then draft a guy that can play OG and RT like Glenn, Osemele, Brooks, etc.
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I tend to agree with the masses. Hightower over Konz every time. Now Hightower vs. Glenn, thats a question.
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