Molk Draft Evaluation

Molk Draft Evaluation

Submitted by Needs on April 20th, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel does a annual series of position-based draft previews by talking to NFL scouts and GMs (he seems to have pretty amazing contacts, in that he gets these guys to talk on and off the record about both draft prospects and Packer opponents every year). As with any draft preview stuff, take this with a grain of salt, teams trying to hide their intentions, etc., etc. 

Anyway, here's his summary for Molk. He has him as the #3 center after Peter Konz of Wisconsin and Ben Jones of Georgia, going in the 3-4 round area.

 

 

3. DAVID MOLK Michigan 6-1 299 5.05 3-4 Overcame a broken foot and torn ACL to start 41 games over four seasons. "He's a tough kid and probably as quick as any center off the snap that's in this draft for sure," Reiprish said. "I think he'll battle pretty well. He's got stout body strength. I don't know if a center can be too small." Rubbed some observers the wrong way after screaming about how much money he had just made after benching 41 times at the combine. "Different kind of guy," one scout said. "Very opinionated. He maybe rubs people the wrong way." Hails from Lemont, Ill. "He's a midget," another scout said. "You've got to love him. He's tough as hell, he really is. But he's also small. We took one like that a few years ago because of our idiot line coach."

http://www.jsonline.com/sports/packers/draftcaps20-vn4vq5d-148210085.ht…

He's only done QBs and OL to this point. Will be interesting to see where he sees Martin going, and if Koger or Hemingway are even written up (they tend to be the top 5-10 prospects, depending on position)

All-2000s Michigan team on NCAA 12

All-2000s Michigan team on NCAA 12

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on April 19th, 2012 at 8:34 PM

For anyone who plays NCAA Football 12 or any other version, I have just finished my first team in a series of all-decade teams I will be doing.

I have the authentic heights and weights of the players, from their senior year or their last year as Wolverine.

My ID is WolverineDevotee. If you want to add me on PS3, my PSN is WolverineDevotee.

Here is a look at the roster:

QB    7   Chad Henne                 2004-2007
        16  John Navarre                2000-2003
        15  Ryan Mallett                  2007
        16  Denard Robinson         2009-present
RB   20  Mike Hart                      2004-2007
        23  Chris Perry                   2000-2003
         4   Brandon Minor             2006-2009
        23  Carlos Brown               2005-2008
        24  Jerome Jackson          2003-2006
FB   35  B.J. Askew                   1999-2002
WR  1   Braylon Edwards          2001-2004
         8  Jason Avant                  2002-2005
        86  Mario Mannigham        2005-2007
        15  Steve Breaston             2002-2006
       16   Adrian Arrington            2004-2007
        19  Ron Bellamy                 1999-2002
        17  Carl Tabb                      2002-2006
        21  Junior Hemingway       2007-2011
        27  Calvin Bell                    2000-2003
TE    83  Bennie Joppru             1998-2002
        88   Tim Massaquoi            2001-2005
        85   Carson Butler              2005-2008
        89   Tyler Ecker                  2002-2006
LT    77   Jake Long                   2003-2007
        79   Adam Stenavich         2001-2005
        62   Courtney Morgan       1999-2003
 LG  57   Adam Kraus                2003-2007
        65   Leo Henige                 2001-2005
C     75   David Baas                 2000-2004
        50   David Molk                 2007-2011
RG   67   Matt Lentz                  2001-2005
        76   Dave Petruziello        1998-2002
        73   Alex Mitchell               2004-2007
RT   77   Tony Pape                  1999-2003
       72    Rueben Riley             2002-2006
       52    Stephen Schilling      2006-2010
                  DEFENSE
LE   56    LaMarr Woodley       2003-2006
       13    Larry Stevens            2000-2003
       90    Tim Jamison             2004-2007
DT  90    Alan Branch               2004-2006
       91   Rondell Biggs            2003-2006
       60    Grant Bowman          1999-2003
       78   Gabe Watson            2002-2005
       97    Will Johnson            2004-2008
RE  55    Brandon Graham     2006-2009
       94    Pat Massey              2001-2005
       53    Shantee Orr             1999-2002
LLB  6     Prescott Burgess     2003-2006
        58   Roy Manning            2000-2004
        37   Chris Graham           2003-2007
MLB  45  David Harris              2002-2006
         36 Scott McClintock       2001-2005
RLB  2    Shawn Crable           2003-2006               
         6   Victor Hobson          1998-2002
        43  Carl Diggs                2000-2003
CB   29  Leon Hall                 2003-2006  
         3   Marlin Jackson         2001-2004
        30  Markus Curry           2001-2004
        13  Grant Mason            2001-2005
        14  Morgan Trent           2005-2008
FS    25  Ernest Shazor         2001-2004
         31  Brandent Englemon    2003-2007
         21  Jeremy LeSeur        1999-2002
SS    2    Cato June                1999-2002
        21   Ryan Mundy            2003-2006
K     38    Garrett Rivas           2003-2006
P     41   Zoltan Mesko           2005-2009

 

OT: After Friday Night Lights

OT: After Friday Night Lights

Submitted by Distik on April 19th, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Buzz Bissinger has written a second part to Friday Night Lights, it sounds like a where are they now type book.

"Boobie says he is over what happened at Permian. But it isn't true. The experience still roils inside him, the distance of age giving him a fresher perspective and increased bitterness. "That dude didn't like me," he says of Permian's head coach at the time, Gary Gaines. "

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7829415/an-excerpt-buzz-bissinger-friday-night-lights 

Grantland has an interesting excerpt. I think the book is only available online.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007JC6TTI/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=poplos-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B007JC6TTI 

Its pretty short at only 34 pages,but I'm sure it is pretty interesting. I would say if you haven't read the book to put it on your must read list.

Also, sorry if my grammer is off I have been drinking. This seemed like something people would be interested in, if not MODS feel free to delete.

Bench Warrant Issued for Jerald Robinson

Bench Warrant Issued for Jerald Robinson

Submitted by FL_Steve on April 19th, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Apparently he broke a parking garage gate and has been unreachable via mail resulting in the issuing of a bench warrant for his arrest. Hope this gets sorted out quickly and has minimal long-term consequences.

 

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7832883/michigan-wolverines-jerald-robinson-facing-warrant-arrest

ESPN ($): Michigan has most brutal schedule

ESPN ($): Michigan has most brutal schedule

Submitted by ish on April 19th, 2012 at 1:51 PM

http://insider.espn.go.com/college-football/blog/_/name/haney_travis/id…

this is self evident, really.  our schedule probably will be ranked as the hardest by the end of the year, or at least within the top 5.  it's made more difficult b/c alabama at the jerry dome really is an away gave even though it counts as a neutral site game.

ESPN Bus in AA

ESPN Bus in AA

Submitted by codeBLUE11 on April 19th, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Was just driving down State, and noticed the ESPN bus barked in front of Schembechler Hall. Anyone have a clue as to why the ESPN football crew would be in town right now?

 

I didn't take a picture of the bus, but it was the same on as in this pic.

 

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Ohio State to emulate Oregon's offense

Ohio State to emulate Oregon's offense

Submitted by PeterKlima on April 19th, 2012 at 11:14 AM

http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/60771/ohio-state-offense-modeled-after-oregon

 

"All you've got to do is look at Oregon," Meyer said. "We're committed to it. We're still going to pop a huddle once in a while, but we're committed to it." 

 

"I've never run the triple-option until this year," Miller said. "It's neat. There are a lot of things that go into it. I can't wait to run it."


We knew he was moving to the spread, but I thought some people predicted he wold run a hybrid for a while or mold his system to his players.  Obviously, if he is fully committed to a full no-huddle spread with the triple option, there are a number of questions:

1. Does he have growing pains similar to RichRod?  I know Miller can run, but the team overall is not designed for this.

2. What was all that talk to Bri'onte Dunn about using "big backs"?  Doesn't that seem more unlikely in this type of offense?  Is it possible Meyer wasn't up front with recruits?

3. I know Oregon had a pretty good defense one year and WVU too, but have any no-huddle spread teams ever consistantly had a good defense?  Will the top defensive players in the midwest notice this?