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Jayson Oweh Included In Pro Football Network’s ‘Most To Gain In 2020 Season’ List

Penn State football defensive end Jayson Oweh is poised to have a breakout 2020 season. After totaling 21 tackles and five sacks as a rotational player last season, the rising redshirt sophomore will presumably step into a starting role opposite Shaka Toney following the departure of Yetur Gross-Matos.

Pro Football Network’s Nick Farabaugh released his list of the top five college football players with the most to gain in the 2020 season Saturday morning. Oweh was one of the five players listed, joining Georgia quarterback Jamie Newman, Stanford cornerback Paulson Adebo, Oklahoma linebacker DaShaun White, and Notre Dame offensive lineman Liam Eichenberg.

Farabaugh had high praise for Oweh, raving about his physical tools and the high motor he plays with.

“Out of all the guys on this list, Oweh is by far the freakiest,” Farabaugh wrote. “From a pure athletic, physical tools standpoint, Oweh is elite in all categories. His first step is insane, and it looks like he has rockets attached to his cleats off the snap. The motor he has runs extremely hot, and he can run guys down in pursuit all day. He has the natural strength and length to be a pass rush problem. Oweh’s flexibility is superb.”

Farabaugh continued, mentioning that Oweh is raw, lacks a pure pass rush plan, and will have to improve his hand usage. With that said, Farabaugh believes that with some improvement, Oweh could hear his name called during the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

“Still, assuming he can make strides with his hand usage, Oweh could be a first-round pick with ease,” he said.

This isn’t the first time Oweh has garnered some positive attention from the media. Last summer, he was listed on Bruce Feldman’s college football freaks list. Oweh is listed at 6’5″ and 257 pounds, but still managed to run an absurd 4.33 40-yard dash. Additionally, Feldman cited Oweh’s 4.9 percent body fat and his vertical jump of 36.5 inches.

After receiving praise going all the way back to last summer, it seems that the door is now open for Oweh to make a major impact for Brent Pry’s defense.

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After a four-year career with Onward State, Gabe is now a college graduate and off to the real world. He shockingly served as the blog’s managing editor during the 2022-23 school year and covered football for much of his Onward State tenure, including trips to the Outback Bowl and Rose Bowl. For any professional inquiries, please email Gabe at [email protected]. You can still see his bad sports takes on Twitter at @gabeangieri.

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