NFL analyst Daniel Jeremiah drops Penn State DL Jayson Oweh in latest 2021 NFL Draft rankings
Jayson Oweh is still prepping for this year’s NFL Draft in April, but one analyst has dropped Oweh in his latest prospect rankings for 2021.
On Tuesday, NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah updated his list of prospects for the 2021 Draft. To no surprise, Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence still tops the list and is practically a lock to be selected No. 1 overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Unfortunately for Oweh, he slid six spots in Jeremiah’s latest rankings. Among the criticisms of Oweh, Jeremiah included plays where Oweh appears to not have a plan and his tendency to play too high against the run.
Here is Jeremiah’s analysis:
Oweh is a long, lean-muscled edge rusher. He is more disruptive than productive on 2020 tape. As a pass rusher, he explodes out of his four-point stance and flashes an effective chop/rip and an occasional up/under move. However, there are too many snaps where he doesn’t have much of a plan. He does have the ability to bend at the top of his rush and collected a lot of QB hits on the tape I watched. He didn’t have any sacks to show for it in 2020, though. He plays too high against the run, but he uses his length to press out tackles and set the edge. He will get washed by down blocks when aligned inside. Overall, Oweh is an intriguing talent with his best football ahead of him.
In three years with the Nittany Lions, Oweh finished with 63 total tackles to go with 13.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks. As Jeremiah pointed out, Oweh did not register a sack in seven games during the 2020 campaign, though he finished third on the team with 6.5 TFL.
Hopefully Oweh is able to find a good landing spot to begin his NFL career. A number of analysts still have him mocked as a potential first-round selection.