DL Josh Mauro
Defensive lineman Josh Mauro was another high-character free agent that Gruden and Mayock brought in to the locker room to bring some leadership and more importantly, on-field production. Mauro was never known for his pass rush skills and was brought in to help shore up a poor rush defense and set the edge.
His size at 6’6″, 290lbs also allowed DC Paul Guenther line him up inside at times to shore up the DT position and provide depth. He is the type of unspectacular defensive lineman that does the dirty work while others shine but his production could be had from a younger and cheaper player.
The former Stanford Cardinal was also another victim of Maxx Crosby‘s emergence as he saw his snap counts dwindle through the year, topping out at 63% of the defensive snaps in Week 3 and dropping to just 25% in Week 17.
Mauro’s journeyman career has seen him bounce around the league with four teams in six years and he will likely be lining up with a fifth team in 2020.