2012 MHR Community Mock Draft: Baltimore Ravens Select Peter Konz, Center, Wisconsin

Feb 24, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Wisconsin Badgers offensive lineman Peter Konz speaks at a press conference during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

With the 29th pick in the 2012 MHR Community Mock Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select...

Peter Konz, Center, Wisconsin

Ravens' GM: Eddie.Teach

GM Explanation: This pick fits perfectly for the Batimore Ravens by getting the BPA and at a position of need. Even though current center Matt Birk was re-signed to a three year deal it will be his 15th season in the league and the Ravens have made it clear that they are looking for a young upgrade at the position. Peter Konz comes from a dominating offensive line at Wisconsin where as the captain of the O-line helped RB Montee Ball tie Barry Sanders mark of 39 touchdowns in a single season. He is a force in the running game, bull dozing his way to the next level and has the strength to withstand bull rushes from the best. He is a smart player with good technique and he will benefit greatly from watching a veteran like Birk as he learns the NFL game.

Commissioner's analysis: I think this pick would be very solid for the Ravens. Obviously with Matt Birk's new contract, Konz wouldn't be the starting center right away but he could definitely start at the right guard position for the Ravens. He, along with a bunch of his buddies from Wisconsin, is a well coached kid who is absolutely huge and a mauler in the run game. He's also a very smart player who is already really experienced making calls at the line of scrimmage, and learning from Matt Birk could be huge for him. Solid pick by the Ravens.

Draft Recap:

1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

2. Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

3. Minnesota Vikings: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

4. Cleveland Browns: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

6. St. Louis Rams: Matt Kalil, OT, USC

7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

8. Miami Dolphins: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford

9. Carolina Panthers: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State

10. Buffalo Bills: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

11. Kansas City Chiefs: Michael Brockers, DT, LSU

12. Seattle Seahawks: Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina

13. Arizona Cardinals: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa

14. Dallas Cowboys: Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

15. Philadelphia Eagles: Mark Barron, S, Alabama

16. New York Jets: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

17. Cincinnati Bengals: Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

18. San Diego Chargers: Dre' Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

19. Chicago Bears: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

20. Tennessee Titans: Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina

22. Cleveland Browns: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M

23. Detroit Lions: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama

24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia

25. Denver Broncos: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State

26. Houston Texans: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech

27. New England Patriots: Devon Still, DT, Penn State

28. Green Bay Packers: Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama

29. Baltimore Ravens: Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin

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