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Jamon Meredith OT 6'5 304 South Carolina 5.04

By: Robert Davis

Meredith played three snaps in the first game of the season as a true freshman, but was granted a redshirt anyway. The following season he earned four starts at right tackle, and split his sophomore season at left and right tackle, starting every game on the year. As a junior last year, Meredith earned All SEC honors for his standout play at left tackle.

Strengths

Meredith is an athletic pass blocker, that projects very well to the next level. He is a very good athlete, showing the nimble feet and natural agility to protect a quarterback’s blind side. He does a good job keeping his feet moving and blocks well on the move. Meredith has experience at both tackle positions, and may have the ability to slide inside to a guard position if the need is there.

Weaknesses

Meredith has some size issues that raise questions at the next level. He has average height for a tackle, which could be the reason for a move inside to guard. He also must bulk up and become stronger at the point of attack. He can be pushed around at the line of scrimmage.

Future

Meredith has had a lot of success in the SEC, and has the natural talent to continue that in the NFL. He will need to bulk up and get stronger to live up to his potential, but his natural athleticism and pass blocking ability will attract a lot of teams in April. Meredith had a solid showing at the combine, showcasing the athleticism to remain at left tackle. He ran the third best 40 time for offensive lineman and put up an impressive 31 reps on the bench, which was second among tackles. He solidified his stock as a second rounder with his performance in Indy.


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