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Today’s Spotlight - Boston College, Guard, Christian Mahogany
Name- Christian Mahogany
Team- Boston College
HT/WT- 6’3” 335 lbs
Home – Elmwood Park, NJ
Mahogany was part of a Paramus Catholic team that won the 2016 Non-Public, Group 4 State Championship. He was rated a consensus three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals, and 247Sports and the 2nd best offensive guard prospect in the state of New Jersey by ESPN. He decided to commit to Boston College at the end of his senior season.
After taking a redshirt his freshman season in 2019, he started all 11 games at left guard, playing all 785 offensive snaps. In 2021 he again started 11 games at left guard and was stellar throughout the season, being honored with a Second-Team All-ACC nomination.
After being named to the preseason All-ACC team, Mahogany tore his ACL in the offseason playing basketball and missed the whole season but still made the Lombardi Trophy watch list and is on several All-America lists including Second-Team Pre-season All-American by Draft 412.
Christian Mahogany has powerful hands to go with an explosive first step and uses both of these skills to shut down and move defensive linemen. He is a leader on the offensive line and is adept at detecting blitzes before they come. He does a good job of pulling and reaching the second level, understanding angles and is fluid in attacking defenders in space. He has a nasty side and is an excellent finisher with superb core strength that can withstand bull rushes from attackers.
Mahogany’s biggest question mark may be his torn ACL and how he bounces back. He has a tendency to play too high as a pass blocker and gets away with it at the college level based on his strength. At times he can lose his wide base, losing his balance which forces him to become grabby, taking unnecessary penalties.
Steelers Guard Isaac Seumalo is a reasonable and current NFL comparison to Mahogany and his style.They are both excellent finishers that any team would love to have in the middle of their offensive line.
Upright in pass protection
Loses wide base/ balance
Once Mahogany proves to the NFL that he is 100% healthy and plays like he has in the past, he has a chance to be one of the first guard’s selected next April
Draft 412 Draft Projection- Round 2