2012 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft - The Baltimore Ravens Select...

Feb 24, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Wisconsin Badgers offensive lineman Peter Konz speaks at a press conference during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

With the 29th pick in the 2012 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, Jason Garrison selected for the Baltimore Ravens, who earned their pick by finishing the 2011 season with an 12-4 record. They made it to the AFC Championship game, but lost to the New England Patriots, who went on to lose to the Giants in the Super Bowl.

With the No. 29 pick in the 2012 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select....

Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin

The Ravens lost Ben Grubbs in free agency and were unable to sign anybody to replace him. On top of that, veteran center Matt Birk only has a couple of seasons, if that, left in the tank and will likely be retiring soon. With the addition of Konz, the Ravens have a short-term solution at guard and a long-term solution at center.

If Joe Flacco is going to continue to lead the Ravens, he's going to need the right offensive line to keep him on his feet. Losing Grubbs was a big blow to the Ravens' offensive line and guys like David DeCastro and Cordy Glenn will likely be off the board by the time they go on the clock. Since they will need a new center in the near future, Konz' ability to play both guard and center will come in handy for the defending AFC North champions.

Peter Konz Highlights:

Joe Goodberry's Instant Analysis:

I love this pick and fit. With current center Matt Birk close to retirement and Ben Grubbs leaving via free agency, Peter Konz can start at guard as a rookie and eventually move to center. Konz comes from a run-heavy system and should contribute immediately.
Grade: A
Value: +3

Draft Overview:

# Team Picked By Name/Positon of Pick
1 Indianapolis Alex Neyer Andrew Luck QB
2 Washington David Farrelly Robert Griffin III QB
3 Minnesota Palewook Matt Kalil OT
4 Cleveland Jason Garrison Justin Blackmon WR
5 Tampa Bay Andrew Bernius Morris Claiborne CB
6 St. Louis Jim0ijk Quinton Coples DE
7 Jacksonville AK513 Melvin Ingram DE
8 Miami Dan Lockhart Trent Richardson RB
9 Carolina Jason Blanton Luke Kuechly LB
10 Buffalo Casey Penn Michael Floyd WR
11 Kansas City Kenneth Taylor David DeCastro OG
12 Detroit (projected trade) Andrew Perrotta Stephon Gilmore CB
13 Arizona Dan Wolford Riley Reiff OT
14 Dallas Joshua Foster Michael Brockers DT
15 Philadelphia Travis Parker Mark Barron S
16 New York Jets Kenneth Taylor Courtney Upshaw OLB
17 Cincinnati (from Oakland) Jason Garrison Dre Kirkpatrick CB
18 San Diego Anthony Knox Fletcher Cox DE
19 Chicago Steve Whited Kendall Wright WR
20 Tennessee Jeff Welch Nick Perry DE
21 Cincinnati Jason Garrison Cordy Glenn OG
22 Cleveland (from Atlanta) Jason Garrison Ryan Tannehill QB
23 Seattle (projected trade) Jared Egner Whitney Mercilus DT
24 Pittsburgh Jason Garrison Dont'a Hightower LB
25 Denver Jared Morgan Devon Still DE
26 Houston Brett Kollman Dontari Poe DT
27 New England (from New Orleans) Anthony Knox Andre Branch DE
28 Green Bay Travis Castleman Kendall Reyes DT
29 Baltimore Jason Garrison Peter Konz OC/OG
30 San Francisco Chris Brown
31 New England Anthony Knox
32 New York Giants Matt Leitner
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