Christian Mahogany’s Draft Profile | Boston College, G Scouting Report

As his 2024 NFL Draft scouting report details, Boston College's Christian Mahogany can be a tone-setter on Day 1 for an NFL offensive line.

Where does Boston College guard Christian Mahogany stand in the 2024 NFL Draft? Could he be one of the first interior offensive linemen off the board?

Here’s a look at Mahogany’s profile, and how he stacks up in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Christian Mahogany Draft Profile and Measurements

  • Height: 6’2 1/2″
  • Weight: 318 pounds
  • Length: TBA
  • Wingspan: TBA
  • Hand: TBA
  • Position: Guard
  • School: Boston College
  • Current Year: Redshirt Senior

Mahogany’s collegiate career wasn’t without its roadblocks. He was an under-the-radar three-star recruit who had to work his way onto the field after redshirting in 2019. Three years later, in 2022, he’d tear his ACL and miss his entire redshirt junior campaign.

A torn ACL could’ve stalled Mahogany’s momentum heading into 2023 and beyond. Instead, he came back, started the entire season for the Eagles, and earned first-team All-ACC honors in a dominant showing.

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Mahogany played his best ball after his ACL tear, which serves as a microcosm of who he is as a prospect. Adversity only fuels him, similarly to how the opposition only fuels his desire to finish reps on the field. He’s an absolute road-grader who attacks preparation and recovery with that same tenacity.

At the East-West Shrine Bowl in Frisco, Texas, Mahogany got to familiarize himself with NFL teams up close and distinguished himself as one of the best players at the event. But on film, is there enough evidence to support an early-round argument?

Mahogany’s Scouting Report

Strengths

  • Sports a massive, dense, and well-leveraged frame with good proportional length.
  • Has the urgent short-area burst to generate momentum and supplement power.
  • Has the snappy foot speed and short-area freedom to dart out of his stance on pulls.
  • Can load awesome power at contact with strong, urgent leg churn and full extensions.
  • Able to shock run defenders upright with violent initial strikes and knockback power.
  • Flashes suffocating grip and anchor strength when driving run blocks and displacing.
  • Can acquire leverage off the snap and wrench under linemen, then torque and finish.
  • Has shown to acquire and maintain pad level and base alignment on moving blocks.
  • Able to drop the anchor against power rushes and quickly re-exert and nullify EDGEs.
  • Has the ability to process stunts and anticipate looping rushers coming over the middle.
  • Brings great anchor placement, base, and latching ability on two-hand extensions.
  • Has enough hip flexibility to hinge around at the second level and seal off pursuit DL.
  • Consistently beats defenders off the snap with his voracity and executes assignments.
  • Absolute mauler who relishes the chance to introduce defenders to the ground.
  • Destructive force of nature who snowplows opponents on combo blocks and pulls.

Weaknesses

  • Long-track explosiveness fades out in space at times, limiting top-end range.
  • Doesn’t always have the range to reach screen landmarks before defenders occlude.
  • Doesn’t have the elite short-area freedom and flexibility to routinely correct angles.
  • Exhibits hip stiffness on sharp redirections, which can delay lateral and vertical moves.
  • Sometimes gets ahead of himself and punches before resetting feet, causing lurches.
  • At times, bends at the waist and leans into diagonal blocks upon losing positioning.
  • Can be uncontrolled with his upper-lower synergy in pass protection.
  • Has room to play with tighter hands, and improve the precision of his initial punches.
  • Could be more consistent matching rushers laterally and stacking hand counters.
  • Can process gap counters more quickly, and better manage depth to give himself time.
  • Somewhat blocky, heavy-footed pass protector who isn’t as clean or free in recovery.
  • Took some center reps at the Shrine Bowl, but would need time to acclimate to a move.
  • Suffered a torn ACL in the 2022 offseason and missed the entire 2022 campaign.
  • Will turn 24 years old midway through his rookie season.

Current Draft Projection and Summary

Mahogany grades out as a fringe top-100 prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft and could field consideration in the mid-to-late Day 2 range or as a priority prospect on Day 3. He could transition to center, but as a guard with left and right experience, Mahogany is a proven asset.

At around 6’2 1/2″ and 318 pounds, Mahogany has an excellent combination of natural leverage, mass, and proportional length. That build serves as a foundation and plays in tandem with his ruthless destructive mentality to impose devastating power on defenders.

Mahogany is one of the most aggressive attackers in the 2024 NFL Draft OL class. He buries defenders as a puller and a space blocker, and has shocking — at times humorous — point-of-contact power and violence in tight spaces.

There’s a slight trade-off that comes with Mahogany’s violence and power at times. He can be prone to extending prematurely and lurching past his center of gravity, his punch timing and precision can still improve in pass protection, and he doesn’t quite have the elite athleticism or flexibility to recover consistently.

Having said all this, Mahogany’s tone-setting presence will be coveted across the board. Not only that, but his people-moving propensity will make him an asset from the jump, particularly for teams that like to run the ball in predominantly inside zone, power, and gap schemes.

Overall, Mahogany is a superb run blocker who can pull, seal, acquire leverage, and plow defenders out of gaps. In pass protection, the natural leverage, anchor strength, physicality, and awareness are there to build on.

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Mahogany should be a quality starter early in the NFL. Although his athletic foundation isn’t quite elite, he has the sheer will and competitive fire to fuel an ascent to impact starter status, if he keeps chipping away at technical inconsistencies.

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