Greg Mancz, C

School: Toledo  |  Conference: MAC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 301 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Workout Results
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Player Overview

A three-time All-MAC selection, Mancz is rehabbing from a torn labrum suffered during practice at the East-West Shrine Game in January. While he was not able to work out at the Scouting Combine, he expects to be 100 percent in time for training camp.

"It's unfortunate, but in the long run, I'd rather be able to play football than run and jump," he said at the Combine. "Obviously, it's unfortunate that I can't help myself in that regard. But in the long run, as long as I can play football, that's all that really matters."

Mancz was the first offensive lineman in the 33-year history of the MAC to win league MVP honors in 2014, and that award came despite missing the final three regular-season games due to a knee injury.

"I was in the locker room and I said, 'That's a funny joke,'" Mancz told AL.com about being informed about the award. "But then they showed it to me and I really couldn't deny it any more. I was really surprised.

"I room with three other redshirt seniors - I've lived with them for four years now - and they won't let me hear the end of it. Besides that, everybody keeps offering me congratulations. It really means a lot."

Mancz was also named a permanent team captain while also picking up second-team All-America accolades.

"Greg is our captain, a young man who has been an impressive young man in our program," said Toledo coach Matt Campbell. "He's a first-class young man, a 3.7 student in the classroom who is working on his Masters degree."

Mancz is listed as a center, but considers himself an "interior three" capable of playing either of the guard spots.

"I'll play anywhere on the inside. Really, I'll play anywhere," he said at the Combine. "If they want to thorw me at left tackle, so be it, whatever it takes to make the team, but I think I'm an interior three guy who has the most experience at center and right guard."

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Comes off the ball with initial quickness and always plays alert. Controlled feet and balance, adjusting well on the move and eliminating bodies at the second level. Mirrors well with light feet and quick eyes to counter inside moves. Unlocks his hips with flexible coil. Detailed technique, using correct body position to shield run lanes. Drops his lower body to anchor and dig his cleats in the ground. Smart and aware with excellent recognition skills, processing the action quickly. Well-liked teammate and coaches rave about his football character and leadership - 3.7 GPA in the classroom, currently working on his Master's. Versatile experience, seeing starting snaps at all three offensive line positions. Started 47 straight games, earning All-MAC honors the last three years, including the conference MVP honors in 2014.

WEAKNESSES: Lacks ideal body girth with some soft spots - needs to add bulk to his frame. Functional strength is mediocre at best and needs an upgrade. Not overwhelming in the run game, lacking the mauling qualities to redirect rushers. Sinks well off the snap, but will struggle to re-anchor with a light lower body. Plays high and needs to consistently bend at his knees to keep his pad level low. Active hands, but needs to improve the timing and pop of his punch to avoid absorbing contact. Some recent durability concerns, suffering a left knee sprain (Nov. 2014) that caused him to miss two games - tore is right labrum (Jan. 2015) during East-West Shrine Game practices, which required surgery.

--Dane Brugler

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