HEIGHT: 6'4 ⅞"
—Secure tackler, which should transition well should he play 3-4 outside linebacker.
—Comfortable using multiple pass-rushing moves in their correct application, such as inside spins and inside swims.
—Knows to play the passing lanes and the quarterback’s line of sight when he can’t get home on a pass rush.
—Playing speed is above-average-to-rare for a player at his position.
—Pursuit is good, which is only intensified by his playing speed.
—Can transition speed into power, instead of relying on winning the edge with speed alone.
—Play recognition is poor for a high-end prospect, as he gets lost in backfield action rather than keying blocs by offensive linemen.
—Pad level is high early on in the down for a player who predominantly is in a three-point stance.
—Has difficulty getting off blocks in pass protection.
—Hand placement needs work on second- and third-effort attempts.
—Often gets washed down, in part because of his playing weight.
38 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 1 pass deflection
—Has only played football since his junior year of high school and only played in 20 college football games (eight starts) at Penn State.
—Was named First-Team All-Big Ten despite not recording a sack as a defensive end in 2020.
Jayson Oweh is a ball of clay that needs to be molded, but he has tremendous upside because of his playing speed. He is relatively new to the sport, and it shows on film, but he has traits that are a premium at the position and cannot be coached. The speedy pass-rusher needs to develop a pass-rushing plan and get off of blocks better as a professional, but a team that spends the 2021 season developing him off of the bench could reap massive rewards in the second half of his rookie contract.
GRADE: 7.75/10 (Round 2)
OVERALL RANK: 54/300
POSITION RANK: EDGE7
PRO COMPARISON: Vic Beasley
Written by B/R NFL Scout Justis Mosqueda