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Is Jayson Oweh the Pass Rusher the Falcons Need?

The Atlanta Falcons posted a Mock Draft on their official Twitter page that had them taking former Penn State defensive end Jayson Oweh in the first round. Oweh had one of the most impressive pro-days ever seen, but is he more than just an athletic freak?

We spoke with Mark Brennan of FightOnState.com to get an idea of how Oweh played at Penn State every day, and how much he has improved since he got there.

Jayson Oweh Pro Day Results
Height – 6’5
Weight – 257
40 – 4.36
Shuttle – 4.21
L-Cone – 6.83
Vert – 39.5
Broad – 11’2
Bench – 21 Reps

If Oweh was a 190 pound cornerback, those would be first round numbers. The fact that he’s 6’5 and 257 pounds with those agility numbers is unreal. His raw athleticism warrants serious consideration in the first round. He’ll be one of the most athletic players in the NFL the moment he puts on a helmet.

With relatively little experience, having just started playing football as a junior in high school, the upside for Oweh is off the charts. But therein lies the risk.

Oweh could be a Pro-Bowl defensive end, or he could be another spectacularly gifted athlete who flames out early in the NFL.

As a general manager, if you’re going to miss though, miss on a guy who’s 6’5, 260 pounds and changes direction like Devin Hester.

Scott Kennedy
Scott Kennedy is an Atlanta native and 20 year media veteran including time as Director of Scouting at Scout.com, Managing Editor at 247Sports, VP Content Operations at Sports Illustrated and more. Scott has appeared as a recruiting and NFL Draft analyst on dozens of media including ESPN, NFL Network, USA Today, NY Times, and more.

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