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David Molk puts up 41 reps on the bench press


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 said he could do — he was aiming to do 50 or more reps and perhaps set a new Combine record, but it still shows that he’s physically one of the strongest players in this year’s NFL draft, and that he’s committed to working hard in the weight room.

Molk’s strength is rare: Since 2000, only two offensive linemen have managed more than 41 reps on the bench press at the Scouting Combine. Molk more than doubled the bench press output of Ohio State’s Mike Adams.

As the Rimington Trophy winner in 2011, Molk was recognized as the best center in college football, so he has plenty on tape that NFL scouts will like. Now he’s adding some measurables that NFL scouts will like as well.

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10 Responses to “David Molk puts up 41 reps on the bench press”
  1. goblue714 says: Feb 25, 2012 10:26 AM

    Of course he lifted more than adams and he’s most likely alot smarter than adams as well. We all know if you go to osu you’re as dumb as box rocks, and apparently weak.

  2. realitypolice says: Feb 25, 2012 10:26 AM

    Seems like a lot of beef to waste at center. Most teams get by with a smaller guy and prefer to have their biggest uglies defending the QB’s blind side.

    Wonder if teams will ask him to make the transition or if he has the footwork to do it.

  3. radrntn says: Feb 25, 2012 10:30 AM

    hmmmm…wonder how the kid from wisconsin did

  4. jaggedmark says: Feb 25, 2012 10:35 AM

    Over double the output of Ohio State’s Mike Adams. Yeah, that’s at the bench press and also in the class room.

    M I C H I G A N

  5. roastbeefsandwich says: Feb 25, 2012 10:36 AM

    Bench is nice, too bad all the power in blocking comes from the core and legs.

  6. berniemadoffsides says: Feb 25, 2012 11:03 AM


  7. effjohntaylornorelation says: Feb 25, 2012 11:15 AM

    I read that Mike Adams put up 29 reps.

  8. thraiderskin says: Feb 25, 2012 11:22 AM

    He promised us 50! liar… j/k, that is pretty damn beast. Too bad he’s a wolverine.

  9. lombardihero says: Feb 25, 2012 1:41 PM

    Lots of upside to the kid. I see him maybe going late 2nd to 3rd round somewhere.

  10. polishkingski says: Feb 26, 2012 12:47 AM

    if in fact that was done ped free and i have no cause to wonder other wise, wtf do they feed kids today? me and my buds always used the most reps with 225 lbs when we were lifting back in the day. i once did 18 reps at 202 lb body weight and thought i was such a bad ass! to say guys that play in the nfl are strong is the understatement of the ?????????!

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