The Atlanta Falcons have come to terms with their second-round pick of the 2012 NFL Draft. Peter Konz signed with the franchise, as D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Sunday. The details of the contract have yet to be disclosed.
Konz brings a versatile athlete to Atlanta’s offensive line, a fact that Mike Smith has already made note of.
The head coach spoke about the team cross-training the rookie at right guard and center over the weekend at rookie minicamp, saying, “We wanted to make sure we got that cleared up. Peter, we saw that he can play both positions.”
With Todd McClure returning for another year, Konz is likely to compete for a starting role at right guard. He has a few veterans vying for the job alongside him, but the Falcons love what the former Badger brings to the table. He moves well and can get out in the open and make and impact as well.
“I actually switched off from tackle to guard whenever we had a pulling play my junior year [of high school],” Konz said. “That’s how I got into pulling and all of that.”
Atlanta still has several rookies to sign, a process the franchise hopes will transpire in the coming days after rookie camp.