Penn State held its 2021 Pro Day on Thursday, and there was massive anticipation to see former linebacker Micah Parsons following his opt-out of the 2020 season. Similarly, it was also make-money time for freakish defensive end Jayson Oweh, who has been projected in the first round of NFL's April draft by multiple draftnicks. SPOILER ALERT: They did not disappoint as the duo put on a show that wowed the scouts in attendance and lit social media on fire.
We'll start with Parsons who is projected as high as a top-10 draft pick.
Just your average, 6-3, 246 pound linebacker running a 4.39 40-yard dash.pic.twitter.com/xg7yar48k1— Roar Lions Roar (@RLRblog) March 25, 2021
Needless to say, but a 4.39 time is absolutely insane.
LB1 Micah Parsons' Penn State Pro Day pic.twitter.com/XSJceKuPEy— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) March 25, 2021
Those are the final numbers for Parsons who hasn't played in over a year, but continues to turn heads.
As impressive as Parsons was, Jayson Oweh dropped a few jaws of his own.
Not to be outdone, Jayson Oweh, he of 6-5 and 257 pounds, clocked in at 4.36.pic.twitter.com/f5dR0fywci— Roar Lions Roar (@RLRblog) March 25, 2021
TWO. HUNDRED. FIFTY. SEVEN. POUNDS. Just an outrageous 40 time for the former defensive end.
Jayson Oweh put on a show at Penn State's Pro Day pic.twitter.com/BOhI8GDtCA— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) March 25, 2021
Oweh didn't have the spectacular game numbers that Parsons put up, but NFL teams have taken notice and he should find an NFL home by the end of the first round.
BTN analyst Howard Griffith couldn't get enough:
As expected, @JaysonOweh put on a show at @PennStateFball Pro Day.— Penn State On BTN (@PennStateOnBTN) March 25, 2021
He was so impressive that he had @HowardGriffith saying, "He's mashed this thing."
Watch some of the highlights below. pic.twitter.com/2033g71cZu
To put these numbers in perspective, Parsons and Oweh would have ranked in the top-10 in 40-yard-dash and broad jump among ALL participants of the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine.
Them boys at penn state was moving today— Grant Haley (@haleyboy10) March 25, 2021
Yes they were Grant, yes they were.
You didn't see much of it in the clips, but the PSU Pro Day participants (Parsons, Oweh, Lamont Wade, Will Fries, Shaka Toney, Michal Menet, Pat Freiermuth) also got some awesome swag to sport at the spring's marquee event: