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Defensive End Jayson Oweh Declares For NFL Draft

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Oweh joins Pat Freiermuth in NFL Draft declarations.

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In a move that was expected since the summer, redshirt sophomore Jayson Oweh is off to the NFL after three seasons in Happy Valley.

Oweh ends his college career having played just 20 games — two in 2018, 11 in 2019, and seven this past season. While Oweh didn’t see a ton of snaps in 2018 or 2019, he was productive when he did get on the field, ending his Penn State career with seven sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss.

Oweh’s NFL Draft prospects will be interesting. Again, he really hasn’t played that much football, and wasn’t a key piece of the defense until this season. Although many will point to his zero sack number this year, that was mostly an anomaly. Oweh was routinely in the backfield, as evidenced by his 6.5 TFLs through seven games. Still, it would be safe to call Oweh raw; if not extremely raw. This is a kid who is still learning the game.

What benefits Oweh the most though is what he’ll do at the combine. He’s going to measure incredibly well — 6-foot-5, long arms, and he’ll probably weigh in the 265 area with sub-6% body fat. He’ll run a sub-4.5 forty, have a vertical of at least 35 inches, and will tease with an 11-foot broad jump. So despite the lack of gaudy stats on the field, Oweh’s tools are going to have NFL teams drooling, with one most likely taking a flier in the 2nd or 3rd round.