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Peter Konz Talks About Being Drafted By The Falcons

Offensive lineman Peter Konz was the No. 55 overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons and is expected to be a key figure in upgrading the offensive line position. Konz was able to join a conference call with reporters and answered a few questions about what position he will play and how it felt to be picked by the Falcons:

On being drafted by the Falcons in the second round of the NFL Draft:

"Being now an NFL football player, just getting the opportunity is amazing. It doesn't matter where I fell to because I love the team that picked me. I have nothing but great respect for the organization. Now I get to help be part of a winning tradition."

On whether he had seen the mock drafts predicting the Green Bay Packers selecting him:

"Well, little do people know this, but I was never a Packers fan growing up. I was around people that told me not to, so when the Falcons were in the Super Bowl, I was doing the ‘Dirty Bird' with the rest of them."

On if there has a been a conversation with the Falcons regarding whether he will play center or guard:

"No conversations yet, but I'll do anything. At Wisconsin, they made sure I knew tackle, guard and center. Anywhere I can help the team, that's my responsibility."

For more on the 2012 NFL Draft, check out the SB Nation Atlanta StoryStream as well as The Falcoholic. For a complete list of 2012 NFL Draft results as they happen, visit SB Nation's NFL page as well as For even more comprehensive coverage of the 2012 NFL Draft, visit Mocking The Draft.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.