Penn State Football edge rusher Jayson Oweh is screaming up NFL Draft boards across the league, in part because of his scorching 40-yard dash time and athletic upside.
While his production was limited last season, Oweh did not record a sack as a sophomore in 2020, his measurables are going to get his name called sooner than some might expect.
Ryan Capretta is among the more respected speed trainers among teams ahead of the NFL Draft, and this week he clocked Oweh at blistering 4.34 seconds in the 40-yard dash on the hand-timer and 4.38 on a laser-timed run.
Oweh tweeted video of his laser-timed 4.38 second run:
Sports Info Solutions lists Oweh as the No. 7 ranked edge rusher in this year’s class.
“Oweh is a raw specimen off the edge,” the outlet writes in its annual NFL Draft guide. “With rare straight-line speed for his size and impressive range in run defense, but he will need time to piece together his skill-set to more consistently impact the passing game.”
Given that there are so few impact pass rushers available in free agency this year, and the draft class as a whole leaves much to be desired at the position, there is a chance that Oweh could go off the board in the top-20 picks. He’ll really help his cause if he can repeat — or improve on — this time during Penn State’s pro day showcase on March, 25.