BIO: Second team all-conference selection last year when he helped lead LSU to a share of the national championship with passing numbers of 64 percent/2,825/28/14. Tore ligaments in his right foot after six games of his sophomore campaign and totaled 49.9 percent/782/9/2. Academic All American who graduated last December with a degree in kinesiology.
POSITIVES: Tough, smart quarterback with solid athletic skills. Quickly sets in the pocket, sells the ball fakes and throws with a nice delivery. Elusive, gets outside the pocket making plays on the move or picks up yardage with his legs. Puts zip on intermediate passes, throws tight spirals and has good arm strength. Sells the ball fakes, stands strong in the pocket and patient.
NEGATIVES: Marginal accuracy and rarely places the pass where receivers can run to it. Stares down primary targets, makes questionable decisions when pressured and late on timing throws.
ANALYSIS: Mauck has a lot of skills to work with and enough abilities to be a successful quarterback at the next level. Yet his limited playing experience leaves him unpolished in the nuances of being a passer. Could be a developmental prospect that spends a year in Europe, although he could forego a career in football and end up in dental school.