Feb 25, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Wisconsin Badgers offensive lineman Peter Konz gets measured during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
The Kansas City Chiefs picked up Memphis DT Dontari Poe in the first round so now it's time to move into the second round, which starts on Friday night. The Chiefs currently hold one second round selection -- No. 44 overall. It's the 12th pick of the second round.
SB Nation's Mocking The Draft has their second round mock draft out and the KC Chiefs pick is a bit of a surprise -- Wisconsin C Peter Konz.
In the Chiefs' zone blocking scheme, they obviously need linemen who can get out on the move. Konz is a killer on sweeps in the run game, and gets to the edge really fast. He's a perfect fit for the Chiefs. He could start at guard as a rookie and be insurance if Rodney Hudson happens to struggle at center.
This is why the Chiefs like versatility -- because they could legitimately make a move like this. The Chiefs like Hudson and think he can be the center of the future, we know that. But Konz isn't so bad himself. If the Chiefs can upgrade two positions like they could here (Konz at center and Hudson at guard), then I think they strongly consider it.
Remember Michael Holley's book "War Room"? In it, GM Scott Pioli planned to take a center in the sixth round in last year's draft -- after already drafting Hudson.
A move like this would depend on how the Chiefs view Hudson as a longterm answer at guard, instead of center. I think he's capable of playing both but can he play both at a high level? It'll be interesting if Konz is still on the board.