Dating back to high school, Ohio State offensive lineman Jack Mewhort has played every position on the offensive line. That kind of versatility is a rarity among top NFL draft prospects.
Currently rated ninth as an offensive tackle by Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller (77th overall), Mewhort is coming off of a stellar Big Ten career, and is projected by most into the NFL as a right tackle prospect.
However, Mewhort credits his versatility and love of the game and is willing to play wherever the team that selects him in May needs him the most—even center, where he was a high school All-American.
At Ohio State, it’s hard not to love the game, as Urban Meyer has turned around a program that was barely headed in any sort of the wrong direction under former head coach Jim Tressel.
It was just a momentary blip in the radar between the two coaches, and Mewhort credits both men (along with his parents and sister, “family first”) with helping him become who he is today.
“Under Coach Meyer, everything you did was competing. He charted everything. If you were slacking in practice, it was up there on a board somewhere. Then, under Coach Tressel, we did this thing called quiet time and he’d talk to us every day. I remember, ‘You are who you hang with.’ The people you surround yourself with define you.”
For the past four seasons, however, Mewhort has been defined as a “Buckeye,” and that has meant a burning hatred—or, at worst, a competitive…