Big Ten Preview – Michigan
Big Ten Preview – Michigan
Offense – Returning Starters – 6; Key Departures – WR, Junior Hemmingway (7th round, Chiefs). C David Molk (7th round, Chargers). TE, Kevin Koger.
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Even though Michigan brings back Heisman favorite Denard Robinson, don’t underrate the loss of his favorite target Junior Hemmingway...
Last Friday, we released Part 1 of our three-part series on the numbers the freshmen will be wearing this fall and the previous Wolverines who have either worn them or made a name for themselves while wearing them. Today, we take a look at the second part of the series with a group of linebackers and linemen.
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Michigan consensus All-American center David Molk is one of the strongest players in the NFL draft, hoisting 225 pounds 41 times in the bench press test at the NFL scouting combine.
A four-year starter, the All-Big Ten Conference lineman also won the Rimington Award as the nation's top center.
Where does CollegeFootballNews rank Wolverines David Molk and Kevin Koger - and why?
Average total drafted in last 5 years: 6.4 1. Peter Konz (Wisconsin) 1-22. Ben Jones (Georgia) 3-43. Philip Blake (Baylor) 4-54. Michael Brewster (Ohio State) 4-55. David Molk (Michigan) 5-66. Quentin Saulsberry (Mississippi State) 6-77. Garth Gerhart (Arizona State) 7-U8. Chris Anzevino (Kent State) 7-U 9. William Vlachos (Alabama) 7-U10. Scott Wedige (Northern Illinois) 7-U
This article is the work of Tyler Dickson, an avid fan of the Raiders and college football. For more of his thoughts on players, as we lead up to the draft, follow him on Twitter @RaiderDraftnikYou can also check out his first Raiders-only mock draft or his 3 round mock draft.
Player: Pick: Overview:
Tier 1 (1st round-2nd round)
Peter Konz, Wisconsin
Tier 2 (3rd round- 5th round)
Mike Brewster, Ohio State
Ben Jones, Georgia
David Molk, Michigan
Philip Blake, Baylor
Tier 3 (6th round-UDFA)
Moe Petrus, Uconn
Mason Cloy, Clemson
Quenton Saulsberry, Mississippi State
William Valchos, Alabama
Jason Slowey-Western Oregon
David Snow, Texas
Josh Violanti, Buffalo...
Michigan coach Brady Hoke will kick off his second spring in charge of the program, looking at how his largest players can fill the biggest voids.
''There's some obvious holes that we need to fill on our defensive line with three seniors graduating and when you look at our offensive line,'' Hoke said Friday, the day before the Wolverines' first spring practice...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2012
This year’s center class (centre class for those of you in Canada), lacks a sure-fire first rounder. Wisconsin’s Peter Konz could go in the first, but it probably won’t happen.
Peter Konz C, Wisconsin
Ben Jones C, Georgia
Phillip Blake C, Baylor
Mike Brewster C, Ohio State
David Molk C, Michigan
Quinton Saulsberry C, Mississippi State
William Vlachos C, Alabama
David Snow C, Texas
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Molk talked about wishing he had been healthy enough to run at the combine, whether it would be special to be drafted by the Lions, and the high and low point of his college career at the University of Michigan.
Courtesy of Dave Heller at the JSOnline, which now requires a subscription, and the ESPN Big Ten blog, here are some comments Michigan center David Molk had to say about himself and Peter Konz.
On his performance at the combine compared to Konz's.
I have skills he doesn’t have. Obviously, my strength is far better, I’m faster, I would say I’m smarter. Obviously, he’s...
Bad blood is brewing between two of the top centers in this year’s NFL draft. We passed along comments this morning from Michigan’s David Molk, who thinks anyone who doesn’t call him the best center in the draft is stupid. One center who’s ranked ahead of Molk on some draft boards, Ohio State’s Michael Brewster,…
Michigan center David Molk isn’t lacking for confidence. Prior to the Scouting Combine, Molk said he could break the event’s all-time record in the bench press, and although he fell short of that (finishing with 41 repetitions of 225 pounds, good for second-best this year), he’s continuing to talk himself up after the Combine. Told…
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After two days at the NFL Combine, David Molk is still the man to beat on the bench press. But Mike Martin, Molk's former teammate at Michigan, said that's about to change. Martin said Saturday he plans to top his workout partner's 41 reps on the bench press when he lifts this morning at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Day One of the NFL Combine is in the books with offensive linemen and tightends running a gauntlet of tests this morning and early afternoon. As with any combine, there are always some eye-popping test results and Day One was no different. A few observations from today’s NFL Combine events.
This looks to be, for the most part, a highly athletic group...
Former Ohio State OT Mike Adams didn’t help his draft stock on Saturday completing only 19 reps in the 225 pound bench press. Adams, projected to be a top 25 pick in the April draft, saw 39 offensive linemen do better in the bench press. Adams’ 19 was better than only 5 linemen lifting at the combine.
Another former Buckeye, center Mike Brewster pushed up 29 reps, and Matt Kalil...
Michigan center David Molk fell short in his quest to break a new Scouting Combine bench press record. But he still showed off impressive upper body strength. Molk finished with 41 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench, the most anyone has managed so far at this year’s NFL Combine. That’s not quite what Molk…
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...
Michigan’s David Molk is still recovering from a foot injury that will prevent him from going through most of the workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine. But he plans to make the most of the one thing he can do. Molk, who won the Rimington Trophy as college football’s best center, told the Detroit Free…
Someone turned down the ear-splitting, always-on music to a barely audible level, and nearly everyone at the Barwis Methods Training Center gathered to watch former Michigan center David Molk work.
ESPN's Mel Kiper has ranked the top five NFL draft prospects at each position; Michigan's David Molk is the No. 3 center and Michigan State's Jerel Worthy is the No. 3 defensive tackle.
Michigan has three players heading to the NFL combine next week, and NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock broke down two -- defensive tackle Mike Martin and center David Molk -- on a Wednesday media conference call. Receiver Junior Hemingway also will attend the event in Indianapolis.