Michigan Man looking to break bench press record Michigan center David Molk will miss most of the combine drills as he recovers from a recent foot injury, but he's looking to blow teams away in one area.
According to a Detroit Free Press report, Molk thinks that he can break the combine bench press record.
Molk, who won the Rimington Award given annually to the best center in the nation, said that he recently did 39 repetitions of 225 pounds after a very lengthy workout.
"I was totally exhausted," Molk said. "I've never done it fresh, but I think after doing that many sets of bench prior to testing it and still getting to 39, I'll be right there."
Justin Ernest of Eastern Kentucky repped 225 pounds 51 times in 1999, but he wasn't drafted. Ernest's record was nearly forgotten last year as Oregon State's Stephen Paea hit 49 reps last year, which was widely reported as the new all-time record.
Top RB has minor knee surgery; will miss Combine drills Alabama running back Trent Richardson will not take part in the on-field drills at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis after undergoing a minor knee surgery, according to an ESPN report.
Richardson, who is likely to be the first player at his position drafted, had his representatives send a memo to all 32 NFL teams notifying them of this procedure. Alabama's pro day is scheduled for March 7, but Richardson will miss that workout, too.
According to the memo,Richardson won't be able to participate in on-field activity until late March.
Richardson, who won the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation's best running back, has reportedly made good progress since the procedure, but will skip the drills at Lucas Oil Stadium as a precaution.
Utah St. LB hospitalized with pneumonia One of the standout players at the 2012 Senior Bowl won't have the chance to impress NFL personnel directors again at this week's NFL Scouting Combine.
Utah State inside linebacker Bobby Wagner was hospitalized Monday in Arizona with pneumonia, a source told FOXSports.com. Agent Kenny Zuckerman said Wagner was not cleared to travel to Indianapolis but that he will be discharged by the weekend and fully recovered within the next few weeks.
Wagner's draft stock began to skyrocket after a seven-tackle, one-interception effort for the North squad in the Senior Bowl. The 6-foot, 241-pound Wagner earned All-Western Athletic Conference honors the past three seasons at Utah State.
--Alex Marvez and Jay Glazer