David Molk to San Diego

April, 28, 2012
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The Rimington Award winner has a professional home.

Former Michigan center David Molk, who was named the best center in college football last season, was selected by San Diego with the No. 226 pick in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL draft on Saturday.

“There are always obstacles that I’ve had to face," Molk told Chargers.com. "There’s always limitations that people put on me and there’s always something that people can say that I don’t do well enough and something that I don’t have that sets me back, and it’s just proving them wrong over and over and over again until finally there’s nowhere else to go.”

Three of the last four players drafted from Michigan have gone to San Diego, joining Jonas Mouton and Stephen Schilling last year.

Molk, one of Michigan’s captains, anchored an offensive line that had one of the best rushing offenses in college football in 2009 and 2010. In 2011, Molk’s experience helped the Wolverines transition to more of a hybrid offense under new offensive coordinator Al Borges.

Previous five players picked at No. 226: 2011 -- Greg Romeus, DL, Pittsburgh (New Orleans); 2010 -- George Selvie, DE, South Florida (St. Louis); 2009 -- A.Q. Shipley, C, Penn State (Pittsburgh); 2008 -- Chaz Schilens, WR, San Diego State (Oakland); 2007 -- C.J. Wilson, CB, Baylor (Carolina)

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ESPN Detroit Lions reporter

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