TSV Scouting Department

Jack Mewhort

Report Prepared By Lance Zierlein

Breakdown:

#74
Class: Senior
Height: 6'5 1/2"
Weight: 309 lbs.
School: Ohio State
Bio:
  • Team co-captain (2013)
  • First-team All-American (2013)
  • First-team All-B1G (2013)
  • 39 career starts
  • Started for the Buckeyes at LG, RG and LT in his four year career

Senior Bowl Notes

  • Mewhort accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl in Mobile.
  • On Tuesday, Mewhort had his fair share of battles with Stanford DE Trent Murphy, splitting 50/50 with the great Stanford DE.  Murphy got the corner on Mewhort and as we saw in the Orange Bowl, Mewhort struggled with that hard, quick and powerful edge rush.  If he’s got a coaching point to address, it’s just that.
  • The North offensive line is just substantially better than what I see with the South and that includes players like Mewhort and Clemson's Brandon Thomas have offensive line coaches excited with their strength and ability to finish.

Combine Notes

**Combine measurements

  • 40 yard dash - 5.37 seconds
  • Bench Press - 28 reps
  • Vertical Jump - 26"
  • Broad Jump - 8'5"
  • 3 Cone Drill - 7.79 seconds
  • 20 yard shuttle - 4.64 seconds

**Arm/Hand Measurements

  • Arm length - 34"
  • Hand size - 9 3/4"

Pros

  • Uses excellent footwork in run game
  • Technically sound with his posture and hand usage in pass protection
  • Displays a great deal of confidence in his technique
  • Flashes good body control when asked to make 2nd level blocks
  • Good upper body strength
  • Will win or stalemate in most one on one power situations.  Doesn't lose very often

 

Cons

  • Displays some stiffness in the lower body
  • Talented phone booth blocker who could struggle getting to backside blocks on zone plays
  • Athleticism is a concern when required to change directions for moving targets in run game
  • Arm length might be an issue

 

 

Film Room

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:48 Tight steps and powerful base to the target and rolls hips after contact
1:58 Two, quick steps inside and buries b-gap rusher
2:24 Gets up to 2nd level and gets body under control but ended up too high allowing man underneath
3:21 Great ues of technique to get play-side defender walled off
3:38 Doesn't try to blow up LB, simply squares him up and engages as he is supposed to

Report

I can already tell you that Jack Mewhort will be a favorite of some of the NFL offensive line coaches who study him.  Mewhort offers versatility as he has played both guard spots and left tackle at Ohio State and he was a team captain and was named 1st, 2nd or 3rd team All-American by various outlets.
 
Mewhort looks bigger than his listed 308 pounds and he appears to play stronger than that weight as well.  While studying him, I noticed that he was able to get consistent push when that was his goal and when he looked to just get guys turned or walled off, he was usually successful with that as well.  Mewhort brings good functional strength to the table and rarely gets jarred as a pass protector thanks to his core strength and technique.
 
I can promise you that these same offensive line coaches will watch film on Mewhort and see just how well-coached he's been and how fundamentally sound he is in both the running game and passing game.  Mewhort uses excellent hand placement but doesn't have the length to just keep pass rushers at the end of his punch.  Mewhort strikes me as a plug and play right tackle who could also move inside to guard in a power scheme.  I suspect his limited athleticism will cause issues with backside cutoffs and reach blocks on the next level.  The more I see from Mewhort, the more I feel like he's a safe prospect who understands the position and will be a consistent contributor on the next level.