Steelers could be in a position to land high-risk, high-reward prospect in NFL Draft
By Tommy Jaggi
Jayson Oweh, EDGE, Penn State
Jayson Oweh is a player who has seemingly drawn more buzz with each passing day. Though he was a player who was hardly talked about a year ago at this time, most believe he will end up being a first-round pick on draft day due to his unmatched size and athletic traits.
At 6’4 3/4” and 257 pounds, Oweh tested as a 99.2 percentile athlete, according to Relative Athletic Scores. This is clearly enough to grab anyone’s attention. He exploded with a 4.37 40-yard dash and his 11’2” broad jump was one of the best we have ever seen for the position.
What makes a player like Oweh such a high-risk, high-reward prospect is is his severe lack of production at the collegiate level. During his time at Penn State, Oweh earned just 13.5 tackles for a loss and 7.0 sacks in three seasons, and in seven games last year, Oweh didn’t record a single sack. On top of this, his film is just so-so, and he clearly is unpolished as a pass rusher. I can visualize how terrific he could be lined up across from
T.J. Watt if he ends up putting everything together, but right now, he seems like a big risk. Still, with Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin on hand for his Pro Day, we can’t rule out Jayson Oweh with the 24th overall pick this year.