2015 NFL DRAFT

Jack Mewhort, OT

School: Ohio State  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Toledo, OH
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 309 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
6272

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
5.373.021.8928 268'5"4.647.79
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Excellent size, strength and technique to quietly star up front for the Buckeyes. Latches onto opponents and easily controls them, showing off the long arms, strong hands and subtle combination of lateral agility and balance to handle pass-blocking duties at tackle in the NFL.

Plays higher than scouts would like but shows surprisingly flexibility and core strength to absorb bull rushers at this level. Generates movement at the point of attack as a drive blocker and will bury his opponent when he senses the defender losing balance.

Versatile. Has played each of the four exterior positions along the offensive line, logging starts at left tackle (27), right guard (eight) and left guard (three) over his career. Durable. Started the final 39 consecutive games of his career for the Buckeyes and played in 49 straight. Voted a captain by teammates and lauded for his leadership by head coach Urban Meyer.

WEAKNESSES: Doesn't possess elite athleticism and therefore projects best at right tackle in the NFL. Relies on his length and strength, rather than top-notch quickness and agility to contain speed rushers and is susceptible to stutter-steps back to the inside.

Plays high, negating his power in the running game at times and leaving himself vulnerable to the more powerful bull rushes he'll face in the NFL. A bit of a dancing bear when blocking in space, showing just average change of direction skills. Arrested once for public urination and for evading police.

COMPARES TO: David Stewart, Titans: While lacking elite athleticism, Mewhort's size, strength and toughness project well to right tackle, like the Titans' blue-collar veteran.

--Rob Rang (1/22/14)

Player Overview

Mewhort arrived at Ohio State in 2009 as an all-Toledo City League player who participated in the Under Armour All-American game.

He is a versatile offensive line prospect who started multiple games for the Buckeyes at left tackle, right guard and right guard. He concluded his career with 39 consecutive starts and playing in 49 straight games overall.

Mewhort looked strong during drills at the Senior Bowl, making it a chore for rushers to line up across from him. The former Buckeye blocker lined up primarily at right tackle and did an excellent job sinking his lower body at the point of attack to anchor, dig his cleats in the ground and be a stubborn lineman to move from his spot.

Mewhort utilizes every inch of his tall, stout frame (6-6, 306 pounds) and large wingspan (80 1/4 inches) to engulf and control rushers. Based off tape and his performance in Mobile, Mewhort looks every bit the part of a future starting right tackle in the NFL.

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05/12/2014 - Grigson on going into the draft without a first-round pick: "We've had so long to think about it and just cut it up and figure out what we were going to do and figure out our plan. But the plan, we wanted to get someone like (offensive lineman) Jack (Mewhort) to help solidify our offensive line. You know how during the season, I forgot the stat even, how many times we ever even had our five starters ever even play together. It's so tough in this league to have continuity on the offensive line because there's so many injuries." - The Sports Xchange
 

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