Versatile OL Jack Mewhort ready for NFL Draft
Former Ohio State offensive lineman and current NFL Draft prospect Jack Mewhort can do it all. The standout Buckeye, projected by many experts to be a either a second or third round pick, has the ability and the experience to play anywhere on the line.
Mewhort has played left guard, right guard and left tackle in his collegiate career at Ohio State. The 6-foot-6, 309-pound lineman even played center during his high school football days at St. John’s Jesuit in Toledo, Ohio.
“I have a lot of confidence in myself that I can [perform well] on both sides of the line,” said Mewhort. “When a coach asks me what position I play I just say offensive line because I believe I can excel at any position.”
Despite running a majority of zone-blocking schemes under Urban Meyer at Ohio State, Mewhort is comfortable with man-blocking schemes as well, saying that Meyer would occasionally implement man-to-man formations.
“I believe that I am well-equipped to play in any scheme that an NFL team has,” Mewhort said.
Even with his versatility in mind, he still knows that he will need to make adjustments to shine at the next level.
“I still have to work on the speed of the game,” he said. “It’s no secret that I struggled this past season at left tackle against elite speed rushers.”
Without trying to speculate too much on what team will call his name in May, Mewhort uses his sense of humor to balance out his life.
“When I’m not learning plays or out there on the field, I like to keep people laughing.”
Tyler Feldman is a sophomore dual majoring in broadcast journalism and finance. To contact him, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.