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Jamie Meder, DT

School: Ashland  |  Conference: MIFC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Parma, OH
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 293 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Player Overview

There are few more interesting stories in the NFL Draft than Meder, who put his NFL ambitions on hold for two years while helping his girlfriend get through cancer treatments.

"He had practices and trainings and all that starting in the morning, and he would be home every night?drive to school every day?to come take care of me," Lyndsey Koehler told WJW-TV.

"It was a hard time," Meder told the station. "But my mom had cancer before that, and I saw how my dad was a man during that, and it set the tone for me on what to do."

Medder is the first player to ever have his number retired by Valley Forge high school.

Now 23, Meder is in full pursuit of a spot on an NFL roster. He is the two-time reigning GLIAC Defensive Lineman of the Year who was also named to the Associated Press Little All-American second team in 2013.

He was the GLIAC freshman of the year in 2010. Meder had 88 tackles (32 solo) in 2013. He tied for first on the team in tackles and had a team-leading 7.5 tackles for loss. Meder had 3.0 sacks and forced one fumble.

"I?ve known Jamie since he was about four years old," Valley Forge coach Jamie Vanek told the station. "We can talk for days about every All-American title he's ever had, every record he's ever set, but he's a difference-maker. And he's a difference-maker on the field and in life.?

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: While perhaps not an elite athlete, Meder showed awareness and strength to shed blocks in the hole at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Strong character. Put football on backburner to help girlfriend through cancer treatments; had number retired by previous school. Good functional playing strength with strong anchor vs. run.

WEAKNESSES: Rarely faced NFL-caliber competition at the Division II level. Will he be able to stay inside in the NFL, or be better suited outside in a 3-4 scheme due to his lack of bulk? Versatile, but where can he be effective? Lacks upfield burst and won't penetrate pocket much.

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05/13/2014 - Baltimore Ravens Sign 17 Undrafted Free Agents: A two-time Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year and a 2013 first-team American Football Coaches Association All-American, Meder was a four-year starter at Ashland. In 2013, he posted 88 tackles (32 solo), three sacks and 7.5 tackles for loss. Meder compiled 247 tackles (96 solo), 14 sacks and 35 TFL in 44 career games with the Eagles. - Baltimore Ravens


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