With the 55th overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Falcons selected Peter Konz, center out of Wisconsin.
Konz, at 6-foot-5, 314 pounds, was regarded as the best center in the draft. He also has the versatility to play guard. Likely, he’s the successor for current center Todd McClure, who will retire after this season. There is a chance Konz will be the starter at right guard this season, however.
Although his durability concerns are probably what caused him to drop a bit, the Falcons could potentially go from one mainstay at center to another without skipping a beat.
Konz wasn’t a sexy pick, but he was certainly an important pick.
Also of note: former Falcons tight end Alge Crumper announced the selection.