Versatile OL Jack Mewhort ready for NFL Draft

Story posted April 3, 2014 in Sports, CommRadio, NFL Draft by Tyler Feldman

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 ttf5024@psu.edu.

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Tyler Feldman

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Currently, Feldman is an executive producer, reporter and anchor for the Centre County Report, as well as ComRadio’s senior sports director. He also is the host of the Penn State Coaches Show featuring Guy Gadowsky, which airs live from Lettermans on ESPN Radio 1450 and GoPSUSports.com every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. Additionally, he was the first to report the hiring of Joe Moorhead as Penn State football’s new offensive coordinator on December 12, 2015.

He’s a member of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism within the College of Communications and enrolled in the Smeal College of Business.

Feldman, a Pittsburgh native, has broadcasted sporting events from a number of international and professional venues, including Estadio Latinoamericano in Cuba, Madison Square Garden, CONSOL Energy Center, Wells Fargo Center, MetLife Stadium, M&T Bank Stadium, and EverBank Field.

Last spring, he traveled with the Penn State men’s volleyball team as their play-by-play man, announcing his very first NCAA tournament matches at Stanford’s Maples Pavilion.

He has gained valuable broadcasting and reporting experience interning and working at WTAJ-TV, MLB Network, GoPSUSports.com, 105.9 The X, 970 AM ESPN, Big Ten Network Student U, and State College’s ESPN Radio 1450.

Feldman has a strong passion for sports and dreams to become a sports anchor/reporter in a national market and/or a hockey play-by-play announcer.