The expectations were sky high for former Penn State football players Micah Parsons and Jayson Oweh on Thursday at the Nittany Lions’ annual pro day in Holuba Hall.
It’s safe to say they delivered on those expectations, wowing a room full of scouts as well as NFL Draft Twitter with some astonishing testing numbers.
Parsons, who came in at 6-foot-3 and 246 pounds, posted a jaw-dropped 4.39-second 40-yard dash time to go along with a 34-inch vertical jump and an 10-foot-6-inch broad jump,
Not to be outdone, Oweh, who checked in at 6-foot-4, 257 pounds, bested Parsons with a 4.36 40, a 39.5-inch vertical, and an 11-foot-2-inch broad jump. Additionally, Oweh put up a 6.84-second three-cone drill and a 4.15-second short shuttle, showing agility in line with the draft’s top cornerbacks and wide receivers.
In addition to those two, Shaka Toney, Lamont Wade, Will Fries and Pat Freiermuth also took part in various drills and tests. As did Steven Gonzalez, who spent last season as a free agent, while Michal Menet was unable to participate. ‘
Toney ran a 4.55 40 at 6-foot-2 and 242 pound, while posting an impressive 39-inch vertical jump, a 10-8 broad jump and a 4.25 short shuttle.
Wade’s 4.47 40-time was better than many expected, while Fries ran a 5.33 at north of 300 pounds and Freiermuth showed off his route running and pass catching abilities in a scripted session.