Originally Posted by Blake
Are you at all worried that Konz only threw 225 up 18 times at the combine? Seems like there are some strength questions about him. I know most of your strength comes from your lower half, but an OL needs to be able to "punch" away defenders.
I like the WR pick and think like you, he could be a major steal as an unknown due to poor QB play. He did account for 53% of the offenses receiving yards this year. Pretty impressive.
Excellent question Blake. Quick question, I don't recognize your name, but you have a ton of posts. Are you returning after a hiatus or did you recently change your name?
Now, onto your question. No. I am not concerned with Konz's bench press. As you said, the bench press only takes into account upper body, not lower body. Of all the combine events, the bench press always seemed out of place. The 40 and the cone drills evaluate real skills one might need. The bench press just doesn't seem like it is all that useful in my mind. I think his body of work as 3 year starter speaks volumes more than a single bench press.
I would be thrilled to take him at 26.