BIOGRAPHY: Four-year starter who posted 54/7.5/3.5 as a senior when he played in 11 games. Junior totals included 82/4/1 when he missed
five games after suffering a major knee injury.
POSITIVES: Mauga offers terrific size/speed numbers and has the mental skills to play at the next level. He's had a tough time staying
healthy at the college level, and he has not shown the ability to pull together a complete game. Mauga looks like a backup
two- down linebacker who must make his mark on special teams.
NEGATIVES: Best in a straight line, displays marginal lateral speed and ability in pursuit. Not a strong or sturdy linebacker. Plays
with minimal quickness and explosion.
ANALYSIS: Disciplined, aggressive linebacker whose development has been cut short by injuries. Forceful up the field, takes good angles
to the action, and effective defending the run. Plays with good balance, stays on his feet and holds his ground against blocks.
Breaks down well and effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Diagnoses the action, squares into tackles and wraps up.
Chases hard to get involved in the play. Instinctive and consistently puts himself in proper position to make plays on the