Penn State Defensive End Jayson Oweh Will Enter the 2021 NFL Draft

By Matthew Filipovits on December 26, 2020 at 12:37 pm
Aug 31, 2019; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions defensive end Jayson Oweh (28) reacts following a sack during the first quarter against the Idaho Vandals at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports
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Penn State defensive end Jayson Oweh is forgoing his final two years of eligibility and has declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.

A four-star prospect in Penn State's 2018 class, Oweh was one of the most intriguing prospects to come to Happy Valley in the James Franklin era. A long-time basketball player, he didn't focus on football until late in his high school career but programs quickly found out what a high ceiling he had on the gridiron.

After redshirting his first season in Happy Valley, he worked as a backup in 2019 before taking over as a starter in 2020. While he didn't register any sacks this year, he constantly caused havoc and set career highs in both total tackles and tackles for loss.

Oweh finishes his Penn State career 63 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, and two forced fumbles in just 24 career games. 

He is expected to test remarkably well at the NFL Combine and is projected as a late first-round pick in several mock drafts. 

Best of luck, Jayson!

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