"I feel more comfortable at left tackle, just because I played it for longer," Boone said. "But I can play either one."
The Combine was an opportunity for him to demonstrate his abilities and become acquainted with the NFL teams and other top draft prospects.
"It's a very important week," said Boone from Indianapolis. "It's interesting to be here and get to see all these guys. I have met some of them before, but to actually come and stay with them and talk to them and see the coaches and scouts, it's a lot of fun. I am just humbled to be here."
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During the 2008 season, he helped propel the Buckeye offense to 2,502 rushing yards and 1,953 passing yards. He also helped the Ohio State QBs compile a combined 137.9 passer rating.
Boone's character has been called into question after a recent arrest for public intoxication related to a drunken outburst in California on Feb. 1, 2009.
It's a misdemeanor and arraignment is scheduled for March 24. This is his second alcohol-related incident, as he was arrested for DUI in 2006.
"I did it; it was my fault. I take full responsibility and it won't happen again," Boone said. "I made the mistake of doing it and I will absolutely live up to it and take full responsibility."
Boone feels he is making the necessary changes in his life to prevent the situation from happening again. He accepts responsibility and acknowledges that he needs to show he can be more mature.
"I made a big mistake that I regret. I hope it doesn't hurt me too much," he said. "I just obviously abused it once or twice, and I am seeing somebody about it, seeing how I can fix it. As of right now, I don't drink. I need to prove that I am older than I act."
Boone has been training in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and is working on making himself a better prospect on the field, as well.
"I am trying to cut down on my weight, cut down what I look like, look better and work on my footwork," he said.
Boone, a likely middle-round pick, would fill a big need for the Chargers. He could provide depth behind LT Marcus McNeill, who is coming off major neck surgery, and could even push Jeromey Clary on the right side.
Boone is aware the NFL will bring new challenges and feels that he is up to the task. He believes his time at Ohio State prepared him for what is to come.
"The next level is obviously going to be a lot harder than college," he said. "I think playing for Ohio State has really helped me to get to the next level, in preparation and by playing guys I see in the league. I am fortunate."