Player Focus Breakdowns

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Player Focus: OL/DL Barutti Mazangu - Harding Rams


The first thing I have to say about this Class of 2020 OL/DL prospect is that this is simply a big strong man! Mazangu is listed as 6’1 330 pounds on the Harding roster, and currently holds a 405 bench max and a 545 squat max, with room to get stronger on top of that!

Aside from the good measurables, Barutti also can get it done on both lines of the scrimmage. Starting with offense, on film he shows a major road grading mentality at offensive tackle. Playing in a run first offense, once Mazangu gets his hands on you, it’s pretty much good night. There are several clips where he is driving his opposing defensive linemen or linebacker 5 to 10 yards and playing until the echo of the whistle, which is the kind of nasty you like in a strong OL prospect.

The other part you like is his finishing blocks - there are several ‘pancake’ blocks on this film and it shows a pride that Mazangu has in not letting his man have a thought of beating him off the line of scrimmage. Barutti also shows some ability to get out and lead on pull blocks on film, leading the way for a couple of rushing touchdowns.

Defensively he is a strong 1 gap player who projects as a nose guard. He is tough to move at the line of scrimmage and does a good job of keeping interior linemen from getting to the 2nd level in the run game.

Overall this is a strong young man that can help someone on the next level for sure, and linemen are always in need. This is a good one.

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