Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by ctpatsfan77, Mar 11, 2010.
If he's available in the 7th, WANT:
If he has his buddy Julian's work ethic. . . .
Additional fact - he started at LB for two years !!! At the very least he is a special teams demon. Played WR as a Sr with 21 catches 2 TDs and 14.2 avg. FB/H Back/WR
I have him as my last Comp pick in the 7th Rd.
I'd be tempted to take him even earlier than the 7th, I have a good feeling about him.
The Browns are dumb but are they dumb enough to let this freakish workout that only they were there to see out of the bag?
No, it was one of those darn reporters.
He has Fabio-like hair. Draft the beast!
If BB can convert their QB to WR,why can't he convert this guy with huge measurables to FB or TE. A TE that runs a 4.38 and can catch in traffic is a nightmare for an opposing defense.
he would be our long awaited larry izzo replacement
Do a google image search for Konz and you get back pictures of the band Nelson.
I totally posted about this in one of the sleeper threads, but no one read it. Everyone hates me!
Nah, no worries. Thanks for posting about this. It's good for people to hear about small school guys who could be on our radar. After all, we took two of their players to camp last year, so we're definitely aware of their program. Could be a great utility player for us--ST to start, probably, but could play WR/TE/FB/LB/S as well. He has better measurables than Mays, actually . . . imagine him as an enforcer in the secondary? Since he's played TE and WR, I have to believe he'd at least be accustomed to playing in space, and with his LB experience, he knows how to hit. Hm. Now I'm intrigued.
I think that once the buzz of Konz' performance filters through the scouting community, he may not be available in the seventh, though. Thankfully we have a lot of late round picks; there's no reason not to reunite him with his quarterback. Great football names, there: Konz and Julian. Haha.
I would be surprised if anyone did draft him before the seventh, we're not talking about a guy with a position, he's an experiment in athleticism and not known as a returner, hence a 7th round project.
Yes but wasn't the same true with Edelman, he was a QB but we had no intention of using him as such, having him be a WR was an experiment and a magnificent one at that. I think Konz will make an outstanding WR for the Pats.
how the heck can you say this?
The guy's a supersized version of Edelman, he's stout enough to go over the middle, he played LB previously.
He'll be awesome.
NE sent both their WR and STs coaches to work out Edelperson. In rookie camp they had him taking RB reps.
The Pats had some thoughts about what Edelman might do for them, but until they got him into camp he was just an athlete. Kent State has had Konz for 4-5 years already, and they don't know what to do with him. Each one of us can sit at home and pick a position for Konz, until he's doing it in camp against NFL level athletes, he's just an experiment. Seventh round.
If New England spent a 5th rounder on Slater, who is purely a STer, I don't see why they'd hesitate to spend a 6th on Konz if he's going to be an asset as a gunner or possibly convert to TE for us, a position we actually need bodies for right now.
Edelman had somethiing else too, though -- the intense competitive drive and football IQ to become a successful college quarterback at 5'10" with a noodle arm.
IMO a conversion project from multiyear starting QB is very, very different from a kid with loads of athletic talent who never quite found a position.
Slater was a known quantity as a returner and coverage man on STs, his unknown elements were his role as a position player. Teams will spend a second round pick on a proven return man, the fifth for Slater wasn't much of a stretch. Konz, to my knowledge, hasn't been used as a returner, which is where pure ST's selections seem to be centered. I won't say a sixth is impossible, especially if NE gets a comp pick for Gaffney in the sixth and suspects another team may want him, but it does require some imagination to project NE using a sixth on a player who doesn't have a position, or a returner resume.
If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there to hear it....
If I told you I ran a 3.5 40 but there were no scouts there.....
Cleveland has a high pick in the 7th, if they dont take him there its pretty telling that they shrunk the field down to 34-35 yards and couldnt count. Or simple smoke screen....I cant get exited about a athlete, I like football players.
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