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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 is a sophomore from Annapolis, Maryland, majoring in Secondary Education and minoring in Social Justice in Education. When he is not writing for the blog, he enjoys rooting for the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens, supporting Penn State basketball and softball, watching way too much Netflix, and yes mom, actually doing schoolwork. If you would like to talk about sports or your favorite tv show, the best way to reach out is on Twitter @theowenabbey. All other compliments may be sent to [email protected]

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