Jayson Oweh Drafted No. 31 Overall By Baltimore Ravens

Former Penn State defensive end Jayson Oweh heard his name called in the NFL Draft Thursday night when the Baltimore Ravens took him with the No. 31 overall pick.

Following Micah Parsons, he’s now the second Nittany Lion taken in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Oweh leaves Penn State with 63 total tackles and seven sacks in a three-year career. Despite not recording a sack this past season, Oweh earned a career-high in total tackles (38) and tackles for a loss (6.5). The 6’5″, 252-pound edge rusher burst onto the scene in 2019, as he notched his career-high five sacks. His top game of that impressive season came when he earned two sacks in a win over Michigan State.

Despite not putting up the sack numbers that people expected, scouts have raved about Oweh’s athleticism. His build and potential is why he was projected as a mid-to-late first round pick since he declared for the NFL Draft in December 2020. In fact, Oweh was a basketball star at Blair Academy and didn’t even start playing football until his junior year.

If he can develop his potential into on-the-field success, Oweh could be a key player on Baltimore’s defense for years to come. He’ll play under the Ravens’ defensive coordinator Don Martindale and join former Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley down in Maryland.

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Owen Abbey

Owen Abbey was a Secondary Education major before he graduated from the wonderful institution known as Penn State. When he was not writing for the blog, he enjoyed rooting for the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens, supporting Penn State basketball and softball, dreaming of all of the ways he would win the TV show "Survivor," and yes mom, actually doing school work. All of this work prepared him to teach his own class of students, which was always his true passion. He still can be found on Twitter @theowenabbey and can be reached for questions and comments at [email protected]

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