Molk puts up 41 reps on bench press

Former Michigan center David Molk didn't quite get the NFL combine record on the bench press.

But he came close.

His trainer, Mike Barwis, tweeted Friday afternoon that Molk bench-pressed 41 reps of 225 pounds at the NFL combine in Indianapolis -- strengthening his case to move up in April's NFL Draft.

It was a good 24 hours for the Rimington winner. He measured in at the combine at 6-foot-1, 298 pounds -- an increase of his college weight of 286 pounds. His arms measured out at 32 inches and his hands at 8 7/8ths inches.

His 41 reps were not yet listed on the NFL combine's official web site, but had the top bench press total as of 4:30 p.m. at Stanford's David DeCastro at 34 reps. Molk beat that by seven.