Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Colts draft Jack Mewhort with their 2nd round pick

Yeah, I'm not liking this too much. This guy has journeyman written all over him.

The good: Smart and tough. Very mobile. Played LT at Ohio State, but Grigson has said they see him as a guard. His arms are considered too short for a tackle in this league.

He will be one of those guys who can fill in at every line spot.

The Bad: At 6-6, 309 lbs, he is a little tall and thin for a guard. Looking at his frame, I don't see him getting much bigger. He also plays really high and does not play with power. Not a natural strength guy. He also has no natural position; his short arms and lack of bulk will hurt him at LT. His poor drive blocking (as well as the short arms) make him a bad fit for RT and guard. He does not play with leverage due to his build, making it very tough for him to run block at the guard position. He is also too tall and thin to be an ideal center.

Summary: I'm guessing that this pick had a lot to do with what was left at the end of the 2nd round. I don't think Mewhort will ever be "the guy" at any particular position on the line. I see him having a long career as a quality reserve.

I really don't understand this pick.

Who he reminds me of: Jeff Linkenbach

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