The Eagles signed center David Molk to a reserve/future contract Thursday. The 6-1, 300-pound Michigan product was originally a seventh-round draft choice of the Chargers in 2012.
He is certainly not lacking in confidence, as Pro Football Talk noted prior to the ’12 draft.
Told by an AnnArbor.com reporter that most draftniks rank him as anywhere from the second-best to the sixth-best center in this year’s draft, Molk took exception to that. Molk, who won the Rimington Trophy as the best center in college football, says he’s clearly No. 1.
“The fact they could consider any center better than me is pretty stupid,” Molk said.
NFL Network’s Mike Mayock recently called Molk “very much a finesse guy,” and Molk took issue with that.
“He never played against me,” Molk said of Mayock. “I don’t think a finesse player has ever had defensive linemen quit during a game; quit and give up because you’re hurting them. I don’t think a finesse player has ever done what I do, which is just ground kids out of the hole. I think the fact he called me a finesse player is because he hasn’t watched me on film.”
(H/T to friend of the site, Noah Becker.)
Molk appeared in 12 games for San Diego his rookie season before being placed on injured reserve with a thumb injury. He was released prior to the start of this season and did not play for a team this season. The Eagles reportedly worked Molk out back in September.
Besides Molk, the Eagles have also signed the following to futures contracts this week:
LB Emmanuel Acho
DE Brandon Bair
T Michael Bamiro
WR BJ Cunningham
TE Emil Igwenagu
QB GJ Kinne
LB Travis Long
WR Will Murphy
LB Josh Kaddu
WR Ifeanyi Momah