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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 News
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

05/12/2014 - Colts use first picks on lineman and receiver...Mewhort earned first-team All-Big Ten Conference and All-America honors as a senior. He earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl, where he saw work at both offensive tackle positions. As a junior and senior at Ohio State, Mewhort worked as a left offensive tackle. "Jack is someone who was a highly recruited guy (for college). He was a center in high school at 6-6, which is pretty unique. But he had really good film at multiple positions. We thought he played well at guard. And we thought he played well at tackle as well," Grigson said. "And at the Senior Bowl was the moment we thought that, wow, this Mewhort guy might rise after that game. We were really happy. We really had him earmarked for a long time. We're really happy that we have him. I think he brings versatility, toughness, strength. Played at a high level at a high-level program where they're used to winning. So I think he fits our culture very well."

The 6-foot-6, 309-pound offensive lineman had an outstanding senior season for the Buckeyes, leading the Big Ten Conference with 24 blocks that resulted in touchdowns. Mewhort - a Toledo, Ohio native - also had 115 knockdown blocks. Colts offensive line coach Joe Gilbert had worked him out prior to the draft and had remained in contact in recent weeks. "He has played them all (offensive line positions). We'll get him in here and we'll figure it out. We'll find him a spot to start out and let him go to work. He's a damned good football player," head coach Chuck Pagano said. - The Sports Xchange

05/12/2014 - Colts use first picks on lineman and receiver..."He's big, he's tough and he's smart. He loves football, fits our culture, fits our environment. He'll be great in our locker room. What I like is he's got nasty. He's tough. Extremely excited to have him on board." Mewhort is expected to push for playing time at either guard spots as a rookie. Indianapolis returns Donald Thomas and Hugh Thornton from last year's squad, although Thomas missed most of the season with injuries. The Colts also added former Chicago Bears offensive guard Lance Louis as a free agent after the 2013 season concluded.

"I thought I had a good workout (with Indianapolis). But on draft day anything can happen," Mewhorst said Friday night. "Being drafted at all is a huge compliment. And then to go to a team that's right up the street from my hometown and one state over is just awesome. "I know they've got a great organization and a pretty young team. When I got on the phone with (Pagano), he told me that they're trying to win championships. So that's always something that I've wanted to be a part of. So I'm really excited." - The Sports Xchange

05/12/2014 - Colts use first picks on lineman and receiver...Without a first-round pick, the Indianapolis Colts came away from the first two days of the 2014 National Football League draft with a versatile offensive lineman who can play guard, tackle or center and a speedy wide receiver with good size. Former Ohio State starting tackle Jack Mewhort got the call as the 59th overall pick in the draft. Indianapolis had traded its first-round pick to Cleveland last year in exchange for running back Trent Richardson, so Mewhort going in the second round was the Colts' first overall selection of the draft.

Ex-Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief, meanwhile, was Indianapolis' pick in the third round as the 90th player selected overall. The physical 6-foot-2, 224-pound Moncrief is expected to give Colts quarterback Andrew Luck yet another deep receiving threat and helps to improve the overall depth at wide receiver. "Finally got to make a pick," Indianapolis general manager Ryan Grigson joked at the end of the third round. "It was interesting though. We just got to sit there (during the first round) all dressed up with no place to go. We were sitting there watching everyone come off (the draft board). "But it still good to go through the process and just get a feel for the guys coming off and setting your board, getting everything lined up for (Friday)." - The Sports Xchange

05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Colts picks: Round 2/56 -- Jack Mewhort, G, 6-6, 309, Ohio State...While some observers viewed the selection of Mewhort in the second round as a bit of a reach, Indianapolis general manager Ryan Grigson and head coach Chuck Pagano have liked him for the last several months, especially after watching him at the Senior Bowl. He is expected to see work inside as an offensive guard after playing offensive tackle for the Buckeyes. - The Sports Xchange

05/08/2014 - 2014 DRAFT SCOUT FINAL TOP 100: 62/7. Jack Mewhort, OT, Ohio State, 6-6, 309, 5.37, 2...Mewhort utilizes every inch of his tall, stout frame and large wingspan (80 1/4 inches) to engulf and control rushers. Versatile offensive line prospect who played at every spot except center, and projects as a right tackle. Mewhort looked strong during drills at the Senior Bowl. Lack of elite athleticism may dictate use at right guard. Frankly: Hard to go wrong with a guy who played four offensive line positions, started his final 39 consecutive games, was voted captain by his teammates and was hailed for his leadership by coach Urban Meyer. OK, Meyer's remark should be expected. PTI. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com

04/29/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Offensive Line: Jack Mewhort, Ohio State, 6-6, 309, 5.37...Mewhort utilizes every inch of his tall, stout frame and large wingspan (80 1/4 inches) to engulf and control rushers. He's a versatile offensive line prospect who played at every spot except center and projects as a right tackle. Mewhort looked strong during drills at the Senior Bowl. Lack of elite athleticism may dictate use at right guard. Frankly: Hard to go wrong with a guy who played four offensive line positions, started his final 39 consecutive games, was voted captain by his teammates and was hailed for his leadership by coach Urban Meyer. OK, Meyer's remark should be expected. PTI. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

04/21/2014 - Five players who should be on the Kansas City Chiefs' draft radar: OT Jack Mewhort, Ohio State: With Fisher sliding over from right to left tackle in 2014 the Chiefs are left with third-year pro Donald Stephenson as their current starting option. The former Oklahoma Sooner has 14 career starts already under his belt but much of this was due to injuries to others forcing him onto the field. Mewhort earned All-American honors at left tackle as a senior but has previous experience at left and right guard, as well as the strength, length and aggression to handle duties at strongside tackle. He could potentially step right in at right guard or offer quality depth behind Fisher and Stephenson at tackle. Mewhort's versatility and grit would make him a favorite for a coaching staff led by Reid and includes former NFL offensive linemen Andy Heck and Eugene Chung. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

04/17/2014 - Five players who should be on Washington's draft radar: OT Jack Mewhort, Ohio State: Former first rounder Trent Williams has the left tackle job locked up, but Tyler Polumbus at right tackle is a different story. Washington considered bringing in free agent Donald Penn so they're clearly looking for some tackle depth and with Polumbus entering a contract year, the right tackle of the future might come out of this draft. Mewhort was tabbed by Urban Meyer as Ohio State's "best offensive player" and projects as a starting right tackle in the NFL. He is a big-bodied edge blocker that lacks elite athleticism for the position, but has just enough quickness and understands body angles to dominate in one-on-one opportunities. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

02/20/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 61. Jack Mewhort, OT, Ohio State, 6-6, 306, 5.28, 2...Versatile offensive line prospect who played at every spot except center, and projects as a right tackle. Mewhort looked strong during drills at the Senior Bowl, making it difficult on rushers who lined up across from him. He utilizes every inch of his tall, stout frame (6-6, 306 pounds) and large wingspan (80 1/4 inches) to engulf and control rushers. Has two arrests, including one last May for public urination and for evading the police. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

01/22/2014 - 2014 Senior Bowl Wednesday...Ohio State OT Jack Mewhort looked strong during drills for the third straight practice on Wednesday, 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-foot-6, 306 pounds) and large winspan (80 1/4") to engulf and control rushers. Based off tape and his performance in Mobile this week, Mewhort looks every bit the part of a future starting right tackle in the NFL. - Rob Rang & Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

01/21/2014 - 2014 Senior Bowl: 10 observations from Monday's North practice...4. Ohio State OT Jack Mewhort lined up at right tackle and did an excellent job sinking his butt, digging his cleats in the ground and stonewalling rushers. He lined up across from North Carolina DE Kareem Martin (and his long 34 3/8" arms) several times and Mewhort did an excellent job combating hand moves and riding him past the pocket. The former Buckeye is built well for the right tackle position at 6-6 and 306 pounds and has shown consistent improvement from his underclassmen days. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

12/13/2013 - 2013 WALTER CAMP SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: OL Jack Mewhort, Ohio State, 6-6 308, Sr., Toledo, OH...Mewhort, a first-team all-Big Ten Conference tackle and called by coach Urban Meyer as one of the best players on the most prolific offense in school history, was the foundation of an offensive line that paved the way for Ohio State to shatter a plethora of school records this season. Mewhort participated in 742 plays this season and graded out at 89 percent. A team captain, he has started 38 consecutive games for the Buckeyes and has played in 48 consecutive games. - Ohio State football

12/05/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (COACHES): Jack Mewhort, Ohio State, Tackle...Corey Linsley, Jack Mewhort and Andrew Norwell anchor a Buckeye offensive line that has helped Ohio State average a Big Ten-best 48.2 points per contest and 530.5 yards per game. The trio has guided the Ohio State rushing attack to rank first in the Big Ten and second in the NCAA with 321.3 yards per game. In the last five contests, the Buckeyes have upped those numbers to 379.6 rushing yards per game for an average of 8.6 yards per carry. - Ohio State football

12/05/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): Jack Mewhort, Ohio State, Tackle...Corey Linsley, Jack Mewhort and Andrew Norwell anchor a Buckeye offensive line that has helped Ohio State average a Big Ten-best 48.2 points per contest and 530.5 yards per game. The trio has guided the Ohio State rushing attack to rank first in the Big Ten and second in the NCAA with 321.3 yards per game. In the last five contests, the Buckeyes have upped those numbers to 379.6 rushing yards per game for an average of 8.6 yards per carry. - Ohio State football

12/03/2013 - In "The Game" between Ohio State and Michigan on Saturday, it was a very good showing by the two senior left tackles on either side, Taylor Lewan for the Wolverines and the Buckeyes' Jack Mewhort. Lewan returned to Ann Arbor for his senior season for the opportunity to play against Ohio State and while the ending wasn't what he wanted, his performance was top notch. He played with a chip on his shoulder and controlled aggression for all four quarters and did an outstanding job as both a run blocker and in pass protection.

For the Ohio State offense, Mewhort was just as impressive with his stout anchor, strong trunk and powerful hands to latch on and redirect defenders. He lacks elite lateral quickness and doesn't have flash, but Mewhort isn't the type of blocker who will be easily overpowered. Both senior tackles have earned Senior Bowl invitations and project as future starters at the NFL level. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

08/14/2013 - TOP OHIO STATE PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 3. OT Jack Mewhort (6-6, 308, 5.24)...Mewhort provides a strong leadership presence on offense and although he isn't the loudest, everyone stops and listens when he does talk. He leads by example on and off the field, earning praise from the coaching staff for his impeccable work ethic in the weight and film rooms. Mewhort did get in a little bit of trouble last summer when he was arrested and suspended for urinating in public and evading the police, but that was considered an isolated incident. When discussing the top senior tackle prospects for next May's NFL Draft, Mewhort doesn't belong in the same conversation as Jake Matthews and Taylor Lewan, but with a strong senior season, he could be a NFL Draft riser over the next nine months. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

08/14/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2013: T Jack Mewhort started every game in 2012 and was a leader up front for an Ohio State rushing attack that was 10th nationally with 242.2 yards per game. Behind Mewhort and company, the Buckeyes had 37 rushing touchdowns. - The Sports Xchange

08/14/2013 - TOP OHIO STATE PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 3. OT Jack Mewhort (6-6, 308, 5.24)...The leader of the Buckeyes' veteran offensive line, Mewhort bounced around to different positions during his freshman and sophomore seasons, but when he earned the left tackle job as a junior, it seemed to stabilize Ohio State up front. He has a tall, well-proportioned frame with adequate length and while he's not the most athletic blocker in space, Mewhort sets up quickly with his wide base, sits in his stance and stays balanced through contact in pass pro. During film study, it was obvious that Mewhort has grown considerably over the years with his recognition skills and awareness, better anticipating defenders and putting himself in position to succeed. He flashes a nasty demeanor on the field, but needs to work harder to sustain and engage blocks through the whistle, especially in the run game. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

07/12/2013 - 2013 OUTLAND TROPHY WATCH LIST: Jack Mewhort, Ohio State, OT... Mewhort has played in 35 games as a Buckeye and he has started 25 consecutive games along the offensive line heading into his senior season of 2013. Included was starts at left tackle in all 12 games in 2012 when the Buckeyes went 12-0, won the Big Ten Conference Leaders Division, were ranked No. 3 in the nation and were the only undefeated team in the Football Bowl Subdivision. - Ohio State football

 
Player News
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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