The Cody Mauch Profile

April 28th, 2023

Bucs OT Cody Mauch.

So yeah, folks are bound to kvetch that new Bucs offensive tackle Cody Mauch (Roger Goodell said “guard” but he’s listed as a tackle — Joe will have clarification later when Jason Licht speaks) went to a small school.

That small school, North Dakota State, happens to be a Division I-AA powerhouse.

Mauch, a former tight end, flipped to tackle (sound familiar?) and has been a rock with the Bison ever since. Dane Brugler, author of “The Beast” draft guide, says Mauch’s athleticism sets him apart.

A three-year starter at North Dakota State, Mauch manned the left tackle position in offensive coordinator Tyler Roehl’s run-heavy, gap–power scheme. A 220-pound walk-on tight end, he morphed into a 300-pound left tackle, which has been a smooth transition because of his natural athleticism and unrestrained intensity (had his two front teeth knocked out during a seventh-grade basketball game and doesn’t plan to have them replaced until he is done with football). Although he wasn’t often challenged on an island in pass protection, Mauch has the foot quickness and body control to comfortably operate in space and skillfully maneuver from block to block. His technical approach needs continued refinement, but he is a sticky blocker in the run game, using his hands to latch, create leverage and reset engagement. Overall, Mauch doesn’t have ideal length or sand in his lower body, but he has outstanding movement skills, fierce handwork and innate competitiveness to become a starter early in his NFL career. He should get a look at tackle first but also projects well inside, reminiscent of Mitch Morse.

Good feet is half the battle for an offensive lineman.

So the folks who have been pounding their pints of beer at Big Storm Brewing hollering for “trenches,” Licht has apparently heard your pleas.

So far the first two picks the Bucs have made are a defensive tackle and an offensive tackle.

You know, trenches.

43 Responses to “The Cody Mauch Profile”

  1. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    No surprise he was in a gap power scheme.

  2. SteveK Says:

    Toothless is a great pick.

    Excited for our trenches. We will dominate.

  3. Buc50 Says:

    Sounds like he should be flipped to RT

  4. Bojim Says:


  5. Cho Says:

    Absolutely love it. Football is won in the trenches. JL is far from the problem in Tampa Bay.

  6. FortMyersDave Says:

    Dude looks like a mauler. Yes Joe, it would be interesting to know if Licht drafted this guy as a plug and play guard or are they going to groom him to play tackle opposite of Wirfs?

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    KC moved up 8 spots and gave up a 7th……we move up 2 and give up a 5th.

  8. dbbuc711 Says:

    Gonna be a heck of a change from North Dakota to Tampa Bay

  9. HC Grover Says:

    More Beef!

  10. Tye Says:

    In the end, we are spared from the Levis/Richardson/Hooker nonsense….
    That coupled with the guys we have drafted so far is turning out to be a good season!

  11. Canabuc Says:

    They have up a 4th and 7th

  12. HC Grover Says:

    he will be popular.

  13. James West Says:

    Wow we got another mauler, Jensen gonna teach this young man how to be feared. Nice couple picks Jason licht now get a tight end and running back maybe an edge rusher

  14. steele Says:

    With a mug like that, he needs a new nickname. It’s not clear if he’s tackle, guard or center. Good that he has position flex.

    Trenches. Thank you.

  15. Rod Munch Says:

    Pretty sure he’s going to be a guard, he’d be pretty small for a tackle in 2023.

    Even though he’s coming from a small school, looking at his scouting report and his authentic numbers, assuming he is a guard, he can probably start day 1 at guard. He’s not Marpet level elite, but he’s a way better athlete than Cappa was coming out, and might not need that seasoning.

  16. Shakeandbaker Says:

    Really Cana? They gave up a 4th round pick that they didn’t have. SMH! Some of you posters are so clueless!

  17. gotbbucs Says:

    Will be interesting to see where the team see’s him playing. Guard or tackle? I’d probably plug him in at left guard.

  18. FortMyersDave Says:

    We gave up a 6th, pick 179 to move up. Likely just a body in training camp y’all.

  19. Buc4evr Says:

    Why didn’t Jason draft Torrence?

  20. DaLynchMob47 Says:

    Ryan Jensen clone? I’ll take it!! Build the trenches I love it.!!

  21. Hodad Says:

    Pissed away 5th rounder, no team was moving up for the guy. Licht bidding against himself.

  22. Rod Munch Says:

    His arm length, and in particular arm span, would be quite short for a tackle, along with being pretty light for a tackle.

    However he’s numbers look great for a mean, eats his boogers guard.

    I’d assume this means that you’d move Luke to RT, Wirfs to LT, Cody at G, and Jensen in the middle. Then Stennie and Hainsey can compete for the other guard, assuming the Bucs don’t take another guy. Although, in this situation, I’d keep Hainsey at center but have him cross train everywhere and be a swing guy that can play any position – having a guy who is competent and can start at all 5 positions on the line would be a big luxury to have.

  23. Rod Munch Says:

    Pickt 179 is a 6th rounder.

    Chances of a 6th rounder making the team is quite low. Moving up to get the guy you want is no big deal when you’re talking about a 6th. People complaining about that are just your typical low IQ idiots.

  24. FortMyersDave Says:

    True Rod, the point in having 3 6th rounders is to use them in spots like this, leapfrog a team that might take Mauch or trade the pick to a team that would. If the Bucs need to move up in the 3rd and burn another 6th or 7th rounder, is it going to affect the roster come September? I doubt it.

  25. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Licht…a fringe lineman in his day…has found his niche in the drafting process. I think Goedeke is a fake tough guy/potential whiff…but only time will fully tell.

  26. TBSwarm Says:

    This guy f**ks!

  27. Rod Munch Says:

    Winny Testaverde – Licht’s record on offensive lineman is fantastic, and you’d figure he’s due for a dud, and maybe Luke was that guy. Then again, Luke came from a small school and was switching positions, and not everyone is Marpet and can be a small school guy who starts day 1. But I certainly wouldn’t discount Luke turning out to be just fine, again, Licht’s track record says you should assume anyone he takes on the offensive line is going to turn out to be a good player.

  28. gotbbucs Says:

    Safe to say the Bucs lean pretty heavily on the RAS metric when scouting players.

  29. Rod Munch Says:

    gotbbucs Says:
    April 28th, 2023 at 9:19 pm
    Safe to say the Bucs lean pretty heavily on the RAS metric when scouting players.


    Oh yeah, I forgot to even look at his RAS.

    8.77, ranked 152 out of 1227 tackles since they started ranking them.

    But I wonder if you flip that to guard what he scores? The only thing they don’t like is his size, if he was a tackle.

    While I’m at it… Kancey got a 9.60, ranked 64th out of 1585. Scores ELITE on everything, except size. And, again, I’ll point out that 6′ 1″ 281 pounds is the EXACT same height and weight that Sapp had on his draft profile.

  30. Goatfarmer Says:

    I’m rubbing my beef. Everyone should be rubbing their beef. Jason Licht knocks another one out the park. Love this mofo. Loves Schmitz too but Schmitz has all his teeth. I am not a hypocrite.

  31. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Just an observation, Hairdresser Hot Rod…voted most popular in beauty school ( according to you…and I believe it ) and likely hopped up on Whiteclaw and wine coolers after a long day at the salon. Admittedly I fell for your “insider knowledge”…no doubt from some gal in your chair that day…that the Bucs would land Aaron Rodgers. Needless to say I’m disappointed in you…and no Rodgers.

  32. Who Says Says Can't Say Says:

    I really hope he’s good enough to play left tackle so that Wirfs can stay All-Pro at RT.

  33. FortMyersDave Says:

    Canabuc was right about the Chiefs trade they gave up their #63 in the 2nd , #122 4th round (via the Fins to the Lions) and a 7th rounder #249 for Detroit’s #55 2nd and 6th 194. A lot of posters seem determined to make it seem like the Bucs got fleeced, Chiefs gave up a lot to move up 8 spots, a 4th rounder is a potential player who can contribute, a 6th or 7th rounder is fodder for training camp, maybe a guy who makes the practice squad.

  34. Stewart Brew Says:

    From the Bison’s SB Nation site:

    Several experts had him pegged as a first round selection months ago after his impressive showing at the Reese’s Senior Bowl where he took snaps at all five spots on the offensive line. Mauch, however, was not selected until the second round. He was instrumental in helping North Dakota State establish one of the best rushing attacks in the FCS over the last several seasons

  35. Steven007 Says:

    Munch, don’t forget about Feiler. He has started a lot of games in this league. He’ll be in the mix at right tackle or one of the guard spots.

  36. Rod Munch Says:

    Winny Testaverde – My sources say the deal for Rodgers is still on, he couldn’t work out a deal with the Jets and demanded another trade. Should be announced soon, bet your house on it. Seriously, you’ll get amazing odds, and with the winnings you can upgrade to a double wide!

  37. Geno711 Says:

    Tampabay Bucs Fan.

    I will correct your incorrect post earlier:

    The Chiefs sent picks No. 63, 122 (fourth round) and 249 (seventh round) to the Detroit Lions in exchange for picks No. 55 and 194 (sixth round).

    So, for those 8 spots KC gave up a 4th and a 7th round and only got back a 6th round choice.

    So now you like what the Bucs did correct?

  38. Brandon Says:

    Haha. Hooker a 3rd rounder where I had him pegged. Compared to Teddy Bridgewater… the guy I compared him to.

  39. Iamabuc Says:

    I really hope TBowles knows how to train dragons. We just got “Toothless”….🤣🤣🤣

  40. Rod Munch Says:

    Steven007 – I’m pretty sure he’s just a depth guy, but again, this team isn’t going to the SB, so it doesn’t really matter who is on the line and where they are. Big thing is to find out what you have in the young guys, and that they’re at the right positions, so if you get a QB next year, you’ll have the line ready to go.

  41. OR Buc Says:

    This trade is effectively shaq Mason and his enlarged contract (same 6th round pick we got from Hou), for a cheaper, younger and hungry man. Albeit for the 2nd round cost. 6th round picks don’t pan out very often, so why not give one up to ensure he is the pick?! I’m all for it! Jason has got his game on. Go Bucs!!!

  42. Delusional Intelligence Says:

    steele Says:
    April 28th, 2023 at 8:57 pm

    With a mug like that, he needs a new nickname.

    Trenches. Thank you.

    ¿Trench Mouth?

  43. D-Rok Says:

    The pick makes sound logic. We needed to address our OL and DL, and we’ve done both so far in this draft. Good job, Bucs!