4 National offensive linemen the Chicago Bears must watch at Senior Bowl

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Chicago Bears Senior Bowl Scouting: Cody Mauch, OL – N.D. State

Get ready to see Cody Mauch rise up plenty of draft boards this week. When you get some of these non-powerhouse teams in at the Senior Bowl, it gives players a chance to show how good they can be against better competition. This is what we are likely to see here with Mauch. Not to mention, he just looks like a guy that most fans are going to fall in love with similar to Quinn Meinerz out of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2021. Meinerz used the Senior Bowl to help shoot up draft boards and was selected in the third round. Mauch could be that next guy.

Funny enough, I have a late third-round grade on Cody Mauch. I don’t foresee the Senior Bowl boosting him up for me because he is very raw. His technique needs work and he gets sloppy at times with his pad level. I also envision him as a right tackle or guard. His arm length is under 33″ and I want my left tackles to be big in stature. Mauch could come in and compete on the right side of the line or possibly focus on one of the starting guard spots. Cody Whitehair’s and Teven Jenkins’ status for 2023 seems murky.

What Cody Mauch does well might be the most important for a lineman though. His footwork is fantastic. He can move well for a guy who stands 6’6″ and 305 pounds — once again the body type Ryan Poles seems to covet from his linemen. His mobility could make him a solid pulling guard or even a pulling tackle. Although he doesn’t have experience in the interior, he has plenty of experience at right tackle. He would make for an interesting developmental player who has the ceiling to push for a starting spot should he tighten up some of his mental miscues.