Cody Mauch, OT, North Dakota State
Mauch is 6’6” and weighs 305 pounds and is possibly the most versatile lineman in the draft. During the Senior Bowl, he lined up at all five positions along the offense line and has any Bills fan knows, McDermott loves versatility in his players.
Mauch is a fifth-year senior, who played in 58 games, logging 2,276 snaps. He’s listed as a tackle but projects better as a guard, which again, is a need of the Buffalo Bills. Just about all the scouting reports I researched, mention two significant concerns with his game. One is arm length and struggles keeping defenders away from his body, which causes issues with speed to power and bull rushes. The other is his hand placement gets him in trouble, particularly leading to holding calls.
Still, he has upside, while limited, he can be a solid lineman in this league and with development and coaching, could translate very well overall to the NFL. He also brings some nasty to the line, which is a plus to any lineman.
Mauch projects more as a second rounder and unless the Bills want to try to trade up in the second to draft him, it’s unlikely he would fall to them at 27 in round two.