Reporting Kevin Battle
The NFL Draft begins Thursday evening. ESPN college football analyst and Redskins studio analyst Trevor Matich joined The Norris & Davis Show to discuss who the Ravens may draft with their first pick. Many believe it will be Wisconsin center Peter Konz.
Matich, a former NFL long snapper, thinks highly of Konz.
“He’s got great push off the ball. He’s got a wide base. He’s hard to turn. Hard to push around. And, he also has enough agility to be able to, from the center position, pull and lead plays to the outside.”
Listen to the entire interview here:
But will Konz’ natural ability translate to the NFL and, more importantly, the Ravens?
“Wisconsin runs a pro-style running attack and Konz has proven himself outstanding in that kind of system,” Matich added.
Besides the fact that the Ravens like to build around core positions and center Matt Birk is nearing the end of his career, Matich has another very good reason why Ozzie Newsome & Company should grab Konz with the 29th overall pick.
“He naturally brings into the league the exact skill set needed to block for Ray Rice.”
OK. Great. Sold. Sounds like an all-pro. First minor detail is to make sure he’s available Thursday night.