Draft Profile: Edge Jayson Oweh, Penn St.

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Pos: Edge
HT: 6’5″
WT: 252
Class: 3SO
College: Penn St.
DOB: 12/15/98

Stats/Accolades/History:
2018: 4 games. 4 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 sacks (redshirted)
2019: 13 games. 21 tackles, 5 TFL, 5 sacks, 2 FF, 1 PBU
2020: 7 games. 38 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 1 PBU
Misc. Stats.

Accolades. 2020 First Team All-Big Ten

Injury History:

History: Four-star recruit from Blairstown, NJ. Prepped at Blair Academy, where he also played basketball. Participated in the Under Armour All-American Game.

Strengths: Great length, well built, and long (34.5″ arms). Twitched up and super explosive. One of the best athletes in the Draft (put up a 4.36 40, 39.5″ vert, and 11’2″ broad at his pro day). Can pin his ears back and go. Outstanding recovery speed. Closing burst is special. Elite lateral ability. Excellent range, has huge potential there. Stronger than he looks, tough in the run game. Weight room strength stands out on film. Has the ability to get skinny. Strong tackler. Large tackle radius.

Weaknesses: Still very raw, didn’t play football until his Junior year of HS. Still working out the instincts/feel in the run game. Can overpursue at times. Undisciplined eyes. Does not have a refined pass rush arsenal. Disappointing production, specifically 2020.

Overview: Another product of the Penn St. weight room, Oweh is a super juiced up edge rusher who can play in either front, and be disruptive immediately. Although still raw and with and unrefined pass rush, he’s an elite athlete and already a great run defender, as evidenced by being voted All-Big Ten, by the coaches, despite not registering a sack in 2020.

Evaluation based on. Kent St. 18′, Michigan 19′, Ohio St. 20′, Michigan 20′,

Draft Projection: 1st Round

Draft Grade: 6.54

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