Josh Mauro, DE

School: Stanford  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Hurst, TX
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 271 lbs.
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04/15/2014 - Five players who should be on the Seattle Seahawks' draft radar: DE Josh Mauro, Stanford: By re-signing Tony McDaniel, the Seahawks may have their replacement for Bryant at the five-technique position already on the roster. McDaniel has the size and strength to handle the double-teams that come with this role but the Seahawks may be looking for reinforcements, as well as the grit and toughness Bryant demonstrated in Seattle. At 6-foot-6, 280 pounds, Mauro isn't quite as big as McDaniel or Bryant but he's strong, tough and versatile after lining up virtually all over Stanford's three-man front. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

03/26/2014 - 2014 Pro Days: Combine-snub Ben Gardner surprise star at Stanford...While lacking his teammate's recognition, Josh Mauro is a classic 5-technique defensive end who also helped his cause in Thursday's workout. The well-built Mauro showed off his commitment, adding nine pounds and eight reps in the bench press Thursday from his Combine showing. On Thursday he measured in at 6-foot-6, 280 pounds and lifted the bar 29 times. Mauro tweeked his hamstring during shuttle drills but gutted out the rest of his positional workout, turning heads along the way. Mauro strength and toughness could make him a "surprise" top 64 candidate. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

12/03/2013 - 2013 ALL-PAC-12 HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): DL Josh Mauro, Sr.,...Among the honorable mention picks, Mauro has 10.5 tackles for a loss, 4.0 sacks and six quarterback hurries. - Stanford football

10/21/2013 - Skov, Mauro bully Bruins in Stanford's win...While Skov signed with Stanford as a highly regarded recruit and immediately stood out, the 6-foot-6, 282-pound Mauro only emerged as a starter a season ago. The broad-shouldered defender is listed as a defensive end for Stanford but saw many snaps inside at defensive tackle and at nose guard for the Cardinal against UCLA. There, his long-arms and impressive upper body strength helped him control the middle of the Bruins' offensive line. This became easier as the game went on as UCLA suffered several injuries up front, causing re-shuffling along the offensive line. Mauro's most impressive plays, it is worth noting, occurred early in the game. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

10/21/2013 - Skov, Mauro bully Bruins in Stanford's win...Tall enough to read where the ball was going after the snap, Mauro can extend his arms and pull blockers aside on his way to impressive solo tackles at the line of scrimmage. As his size suggests, Mauro isn't an explosive pass rusher. He has good initial quickness off the snap, is very strong and plays with a terrific motor. He did not record a sack against UCLA but entered the contest second on the team (with three) behind star outside linebacker Trent Edwards (five) and posted five sacks in his first extensive duty a year ago.

Mauro's best position would seem to be as a five-technique defensive end, which makes him an intriguing prospect for proponents of the 4-3 and 3-4 schemes, alike. This versatility could result in a significantly higher selection than where NFLDraftScout.com currently ranks him. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com


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