Michigan Wolverines: NFL Combine

Former Michigan defensive tackle Mike Martin finished up his workouts at the NFL combine Monday -- and it was a good performance for the former Wolverines captain.

While his numbers on the NFL Combine website won't pop out like some of receiver Junior Hemingway's from Sunday, that is because the league combines both defensive ends and tackles in the same defensive line group.

Among defensive tackles, however, he was among the best at the combine.

Here, though, are Martin's numbers. Remember, as well, that he is doing this at 306 pounds.

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Former Michigan wide receiver Junior Hemingway might have put himself in position to be drafted in April after a good performance at the NFL combine on Sunday.

The Sugar Bowl MVP posted good numbers during his drill work in Indianapolis, where he was one of three former Wolverines trying out this week. As of 4:25 p.m. Sunday, he was the top finisher in two drills.

Former Michigan defensive tackle Mike Martin competed in the bench press Sunday, putting up 36 reps. That is currently tied for third among all combine participants. Former Michigan center David Molk, who only benched at the combine as he recovers from a foot injury, is second with 41 reps among all participants. Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe is first with 44 reps.

Here's a look at Hemingway's numbers and where he ranked as of 4:25 p.m. Sunday:

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Molk puts up 41 reps on bench press 

February, 24, 2012
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.
The NFL combine has started in Indianapolis and while only three Michigan players were invited -- defensive tackle Mike Martin, wide receiver Junior Hemingway and center David Molk, who won't fully work out due to recovery from a foot injury -- they have not gone unnoticed.

Martin was named by ESPN analyst Todd McShay as the defensive tackle with the most toughness and highest motor.

"Ever since I’ve been at Michigan, all four years and then the Senior Bowl with the scouts, they all know I’m strong but the thing that is going to put me over the top is how well I’m going through my drills, my bag work, how I move my hips, being able to accelerate, coming out of my stance explosively," Martin told WolverineNation last month. "I think you have a guy who has 300-plus pounds on his frame that is strong and can move as well as a 260-pound dude is pretty impressive. That’s what I’m looking forward to the most."

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Although it was reported here and other places earlier, Michigan officially has three former players invited to this month's NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

Defensive tackle Mike Martin, center David Molk and wide receiver Junior Hemingway all picked up official invites. Tight end Kevin Koger, who had been hoping to receive an invite, did not.

The complete list of players invited to the Feb. 22-28 event in Indianapolis can be found here.


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