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February 26, 2014

Combine profile: Ohio State OT Jack Mewhort


Name: Jack Mewhort

Position: Offensive tackle

Height/weight: 6-6/309

School/Class: Ohio State/Senior

Projected round: 2nd

Career highlights: A third-team AP All-American, Mewhort was the left tackle on the nation’s fifth-best rushing offense.

Did you know?: Urban Meyer predicted Mewhort would be voted captain by his teammates before the 2013 season. He was proven right when Mewhort received the most votes of the eight players who were selected as captains.

Quotes: "Me and (Michigan T) Taylor (Lewan) have been training together for the past seven weeks, so I know I probably shouldn't say this on a Buckeye TV camera, but he's a good competitor and it's been good to have him down there to match myself and see where I measure up. I won't say we're buddies on camera.

“I see myself as an offensive lineman. I truly believe I can play any position on the offensive line. I played left tackle the last two years, I played guard in 2011, both guards at the Senior Bowl, I was an All-American center coming out of high school. You point me in the direction tell me to play the position, I'll do it as hard as I can go.”

Panthers’ level of interest: Much like Morgan Moses, Mewhort is the kind of guy that would do well playing on the right side for a year and then making the switch. Or better yet, being an understudy at left for a year. But again, the Panthers don’t necessarily have that luxury is they want a starting left tackle in the draft. There’s a chance Mewhort falls to the late-second round, and if that’s the case, Carolina can pick him up there and let him compete against Byron Bell on the right side, where I’m sure he’ll give him a run. But a first-round selection would be too high for the Buckeye.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on February 26, 2014 at 11:16 AM | Permalink


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