Kent State's Jameson Konz was selected by the Seattle Seahawks with the 38th pick of the seventh round of the NFL Draft on Saturday afternoon. The 245th pick overall, Konz becomes the 39th player to be drafted in KSU history. He is the fourth Golden Flash in the last four years to be drafted.
Originally projected as a tight end/wide receiver, the Seahawks drafted Konz as a fullback in the NFL. The fifth-year senior turned in a 46-inch vertical leap and a 4.38 40-yard dash among his other measurements at his pro day at the Kent State field house. Konz’ vertical leap was two inches better than what any player turned in at the NFL combine, while his 40 time would have ranked second among all tight ends and wide receivers.
The 6-3, 227-pound Konz had 21 catches for 298 yards and a pair of touchdowns last season for the Golden Flashes.
The pick analysis of Konz on NFL.com reads like this.
"After a somewhat nondescript college career at Kent State, Konz jumped into the draft conversation with one of the best pro day workouts of any prospect in the 2010 class. A tremendous athlete, Konz will have to work hard at refining his skills to stick in Seattle."
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