Green Bay Packers draft prospect profile: David Molk
- David Molk, C Michigan
- 6-foot-1, 298lbs
- The Illinois native was ranked as the No. 3 center in the nation out of HS by Scout .com
- 41 bench press reps
News & Notes:
Molk was named First Team All American and took home the 2011 Rimington Trophy Winner as the nation’s best center. Surprised many by weighing in at 298lbs at the combine (10-15 lbs. over his playing weight at Michigan). Did not participate in field drills at the combine due to a foot injury. Molk is a workout warrior, as his 41 combine bench press reps and massive 22inch neck will attest.
What they’re saying about him:
Wes Bunting (National Football Post): Shorter, compact lineman who looks nearly maxed out physically, despite weighing 288-pounds. Looks a little tight hipped trying to sit into his stance, but has a quick first step, and snaps and steps very quickly. Creates leverage for himself consistently, extends his arms and can easily reach and seal on plays off his frame… A perfect fit for the Michigan’s run first spread offense where he consistently plays to his strengths. However, he’s an overachiever who looks like a potential starter in only a zone scheme in my view.
Dane Brugler (CBS Sports): Molk doesn’t look like much, but he is very aggressive and plays bigger than he appears. Lacks elite physical tools, but you can’t measure heart and desire. He has 42 career starts under his belt and worked through several different offensive systems in Ann Arbor. Battle tested and smart, seasoned veteran. Molk has poor base strength and won’t be for everyone at the next level (scheme-specific), but he is quick, scrappy and competitive with pro intangibles and work ethic. A third or early fourth round prospect who is ideally suited for a zone blocking scheme and does have NFL starting potential.
NFL.com (Combine): He has good speed for his position and is a strong player. He is slightly underweight, but it hasn’t effected his play much up to this point. He can be late to pick up blitzes at times and struggles in his technique, but he has solid value and should be selected near the fifth round.
Can definitely see why he is being called mostly a ZBS player.
Moves well down the line and executes the seal block very well.
Explosive first step after the snap.
Like to delivers a hard first blow, but then can’t sustain his momentum.
Stands too tall in pass protection and is susceptible to the bull rush.
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