Several of the Ravens' top decision makers predictably didn't tip their hands at their annual draft luncheon yesterday in Owings Mills.
However, as General Manager
The Ravens are also expected to bring Konz to Owings Mills for an official visit ahead of the draft, more proof that the center is definitely on the team's radar for possible selection with the 29th pick on April 29.
Asked specifically about the draft's interior offensive line class, DeCosta mentioned Konz along with several others.
"I think there are some good players," he said. "Obviously, [David] DeCastrofrom Stanford is a guy that a lot of teams are looking at as a guard. He's a tough guy, a good player. [Kevin] Zeitlerfrom Wisconsin is another guard - a good player, had a good week at the Senior Bowl. [He] played really well in the game, not as well in the practices. He's a good player. I think his teammate Konz is another good player at center. He's had some injuries. All those guys, you figure they're picked in the latter half of the first round, the early part of the second round. Another guy is
A dislocated ankle prevented Konz from doing anything at Wisconsin's Pro Day early last month, and prompted him to appear at a workout for teams yesterday.
Though his status may have slipped a little in recent weeks according to draft pundits, he is still considered the top center available. He also remains the player most connected to the Ravens at pick 29.
There is also the option of using Konz at left guard, where the Ravens have yet to replace