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."