NFL Draft: What makes Penn State’s Jayson Oweh a ‘competitive monster’

There are several scouts across the NFL who are pounding the table for Penn State edge rusher Jayson Oweh, despite the fact that he did not produce a sack last season, ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft.

According to Oweh’s teammate, and fellow NFL Draft hopeful, Penn State Football defensive end Shaka Toney, it’s easy to see why Oweh’s stock is soaring.

“You’re getting a competitive monster,” Toney told me during an appearance on FanSided’s The Matt Lombardo Show podcast. “Jayson’s one of them people, if you tell him ‘you can’t do that,’ or you doubt him, he’ll take it personally every single time you say it to him. So, you know you’re going to get a guy who is going to show up every single day and all he’s going to do is work as hard as he can.”

Despite not producing a sack last season, Oweh has the potential to be chosen in the first-round of the NFL Draft next week, in large part because of his athleticism and potential that coaches and executives have sky high hopes for.

Oweh is also buoyed by his dominant performance during Penn State Football’s pro day, where he ran the 40-yard dash in a blazing 4.36 seconds, at 6-foot-5 and 257 pounds, and also flashed explosiveness with a 39.5 inch vertical leap.

After working out alongside Oweh the past several years, Toney believes he has a sky-high ceiling in the NFL, as well as the potential to contribute immediately.

“The guy who’s in front of him, he should probably count his days,” Toney says. “Honestly, because that boy’s going to come in and try to take his job. He’s going to learn, he’s going to be respectful, he’s going to be humble, but he’s going to come in there and do to be the best player on the field, and the best player on the team, at any given time.”