A three year starter at left tackle for the Bisons, Mauch carried kept the momentum of a strong FCS career going at the Senior Bowl this year. He is expected to transition to guard at the next level and got reps there in Mobile in front of NFL personnel.
Besides his long red hair and missing his two front teeth, Mauch stands out on film with grip strength, power generate from his hips and impressive agility when asked to get out of the starting blocks.
He has a good understanding of how to run edge rushers out of the play. Despite his short arms, he maximizes his reach with leverage while keeping his feet buzzing. It will be interesting to see how he handles a big step up in power playing against NFL defensive tackles, but his technique is in a good place in pass pro.
In the run game, Mauch lives to get out in space. He runs upright, but has balance and arrives to his assignments with a vengeance. At times he lands high on moving targets and will need to be aware of potential hands to the face penalties at the next level.
The man lives for pancakes and enjoys the role of being a tone setter. Sometimes on tape he’s willing to grab and hold too long to execute these blocks, which refs will catch more in the NFL.
Overall, it’s right to be optimistic about Mauch as a guard in the pros. He plays with the right technique in pass protection and has the agility required to excel in an NFL zone running scheme. His mentality is an added bonus that coaches and teammates will love, despite a year one adjustment period incoming.