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Colts 2016 player preview: Guard Jack Mewhort

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The Indianapolis Colts will report to training camp on July 26 with their 90-man roster, which will be cut down to 53 players by the end of the preseason. To pass the time until camp, we’re taking a look at every player on the Colts’ 90-man roster. Today, we’re looking at guard Jack Mewhort.

Who is he?

The Colts drafted Jack Mewhort in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Ohio State, where he started 39 games in a row to end his career. He started 14 games for the Colts in 2014, only missing two games due to injury. In 2015, the Colts attempted to move him to right tackle, but after just two games they ended that experiment and moved him back to left guard, where he remained for the rest of the year. It wasn’t necessarily that Mewhort was bad at right tackle, but it was instead a combination of the fact that he was better at left guard and that the Colts had better options for tackle than they did at guard. Overall, he has started 30 games for the Colts during his first two years in the NFL and has played well while doing so.

What is his role?

Like Anthony Castonzo at left tackle, Jack Mewhort’s role as a starter is completely safe. He has really impressed in each of his first two seasons and has developed into a very good left guard. That shouldn’t change this year as he plays in between Castonzo and Ryan Kelly, and so it’s fair to expect good things once again from Mewhort this year.

What are his chances?

Mewhort is a lock to make the roster and will be the starting left guard for the Colts.