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View highlights of Bison OL Cody Mauch during Senior Bowl All-Star game week

North Dakota State offensive lineman Cody Mauch has played multiple positions during practice at Senior Bowl week in Mobile, Ala.

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National offensive lineman Cody Mauch of North Dakota State (70) looks to help National offensive lineman Ryan Hayes of Michigan (76) block National defensive lineman Keion White of Georgia Tech (6) during the second day of Senior Bowl week Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, Ala.
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MOBILE, Ala. — North Dakota State offensive lineman Cody Mauch is through three days of practices at the Senior Bowl and he's made positive impressions with his versatility , playing multiple spots along the offensive line.

Thursday was Day 3 of practice at Hancock Whitney Stadium. The game is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday and is set to be televised on NFL Network. No practices are scheduled for Friday. Mauch was named the National team's offensive line player of the week .

Mauch took part in the Reese's Senior Bowl media availability Wednesday, Feb. 1, before the second day of practice at the collegiate all-star game for NFL Draft prospects.

Mauch talked about his favorite NDSU dining center meals and the toughest matchups he had during his Bison football career. Mauch said Illinois State linebacker Zeke Vandenburgh was a tough competitor. Stromboli ranked among his favorite meals in the dining center.

During the first day of Senior Bowl practice, Mauch played left guard after playing left tackle during his final few seasons at NDSU. He lined up at center during Day 2 of practice Wednesday. ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. wrote on social media this week he almost projected Mauch to go to the Buffalo Bills in the late first round in his mock draft.


"I’m a big fan of Mauch," Kiper wrote. "Almost put him to the Bills at No. 27 in my mock draft. NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah had Mauch rated among his top-50 prospects for the upcoming NFL Draft.

ESPN analyst Matt Bowen liked what he saw from Mauch on Day 2 of Senior Bowl practices.

"North Dakota State's  Cody Mauch  has the inside versatility to align at center or guard. He plays with second-level mobility and has the strength to handle power at the point of attack," Bowen wrote. "It has been a really good week for Mauch in Mobile."

Below are highlights from Mauch's on-field work and media sessions at the Senior Bowl (check back for updates):

NCAA Football: Senior Bowl Practice
National offensive lineman Cody Mauch of North Dakota State (70) practices during the third day of Senior Bowl week at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile.
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NCAA Football: Senior Bowl Practice
National offensive lineman Cody Mauch of North Dakota State (70) looks to block during the first day of Senior Bowl week Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile.
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Peterson covers college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.
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