C DAVID MOLK – MICHIGAN – 6-1, 298
4-year starter, although he missed a lot of time in 2009 due to injuries (broken foot, ACL). Rimington Award winner as the nation’s top C for 2011. Undersized, but highly athletic Center. Won’t fit all teams, but can thrive in the right system.
Very quick, mobile. Excellent lateral agility. Able to help on double teams and very effective with reach blocks. Smart. Really good with his hands. Good on the 2nd level. Able to get to LBs, engage, and sustain. Pulls well. Gets off the ball really well. Good shotgun snaps.
Had a real impressive block in 2010 bowl game vs Miss State when he pulled and knocked the helmet off LB on outside run play. Wasn’t as lucky in 2011. Tore a tendon in his foot in Sugar Bowl warm-ups as a Senior. Played through severe pain and helped Michigan win. The injury caused him to miss the Senior Bowl.
Played in the 280s while at Michigan. Bulked up to 298 for the Combine since he knew most teams wouldn’t want a light C. Has excellent upper body strength. Did 41 reps at the Combine. Wasn’t able to work out there or at his Pro Day due to the foot.
Extremely cocky player. Arrogant even. And not afraid to let you know it. That isn’t a trait that NFL people always want in an OL. Think back to the Broncos under Alex Gibbs when the players wouldn’t even say the name of their college for Monday night games.
It will be very interesting to see where he goes and when he goes. Based on game tape, he’s a solid mid round pick. The injuries and his size are concerns that could hurt his value. Has the potential to be an NFL starter.