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Jayson Oweh 2021 NFL Draft Profile

Jayson Oweh 2021 NFL Draft Profile

The 2021 NFL Draft will be a great event for teams to start building for their future. Here is the Jayson Oweh 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

Jayson Oweh Background

Position: Edge Rusher

Size: 6-foot-5, 257 pounds

Class: Redshirt Sophomore

2020 stats: 38 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 1 pass defended

Over three seasons in Happy Valley, Oweh was able to demonstrate his unique athletic profile. Following the 2020 season, he declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.

Oweh was one of the best recruits in the country and in the state of New Jersey. He decided to stay close to home by signing with Penn State. In his first year on campus, Oweh played in four games, but was able to redshirt. He had four total tackles, two tackles for loss and two sacks that season. In 2019, Oweh was a redshirt freshman who registered 21 total tackles, five tackles for loss and five sacks. Penn State went 11-2 and defeated Memphis in the Cotton Bowl that season. Oweh struggled to get to the quarterback in 2020, finishing the year with 38 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and no sacks. The Nittany Lions also had a rough season, as their final record was 4-5.

Although his stats didn’t always show up, Oweh has demonstrated some NFL level traits. He is currently projected to be a day two pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Strengths

Jayson Oweh 2021 NFL Draft Profile


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His size is good enough to fit in on the NFL level. He stands at 6-foot-5, 257 pounds, which is a good frame. Oweh will be able to match up physically in the trenches with opposing offensive linemen. He also has solid length with 34.5-inch arms, which also helps him disengage with blockers.

Oweh is an explosive athlete on the edge. He gets off the line of scrimmage quickly and has great body control, quickness and speed on the edge. Oweh can blow right past offensive tackles on occassion. To go along with his athleticism, Oweh is flexible enough to dip around the edge.

He has solid play strength as well. Oweh can disengage blocks decently well. He can also put a jolt into offensive linemen, as he converts speed to power well. While Oweh can add a little more strength to his frame to go up against the strongest offensive linemen he will face, but he can win based on his strength against a lot of linemen as is.

Weaknesses

His sack production simply wasn’t there in 2020, as he had no sacks. While sacks don’t tell the whole story of how effective a pass-rusher is, Oweh needed to bring opposing quarterbacks to the ground more in 2020. Because of his lack of production, teams will be looking to draft him based solely on his traits, which isn’t a totally bad thing. If he had production to go with his traits, he likely would’ve been selected much higher.

Oweh isn’t the most experienced player in the class. He started one game as a redshirt freshman and seven games in 2020. Toney was able to display his athleticism, but he still needs to learn the position and technique needed to be successful.

With his lack of experience, Oweh sometimes takes an extra second to diagnose and react to plays. He doesn’t always recognize how an offense is going to block him or how to beat his man. This goes for the running game too, as he can fall for misdirections and doesn’t find the ball quickly on a consistent basis.

Projected Draft Range: Second Round-Third Round

 

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