Ohio State (2020), Michigan (2020), Idaho (2019)
Good athleticism that allows him to have good balance and a good range of lateral movement in his play. He has a strong lower body that allows him to push OTs back with good overall strength. Oweh has strong hands as well that can slap linemen’s hands down and gain proper position when rushing the QB. He sets the edge well and can play ball carriers in space on read option plays. Relies on his straight speed when rushing the passer to gain an advantage around the bend at the POA.
Is not a DE that is going to win his matchups consistently. Does not get his pad level low when rushing the passer because of the lack of flexibility. Oweh does not have the most polished pass rushing moves and does not have a strong finish ability when rushing the passer. His first step off the LOS is not very explosive. He tends to get overpowered in the run game. Not a consistent disruptive force that makes an impact on every play.
Jayson Oweh is an athletic DE out of Penn State that has had a very up and down colligate career. This is a DE that plays with good balance and can move all over the line with speed; especially when running stunts. In 2019, Oweh flashed on the field racking up a decent 4 sack season. In 2020 his sack numbers dipped to a total number of 0. A main reason for the dip in sack production was a shortened season. Of course, sacks do not mean everything but being a dominant pass rusher just was not on film. Oweh lacks quickness, flexibility, and the finishing ability that you want in a pass rushing DE. Oweh does has good speed and a strong lower body that gains him decent separation when rushing the passer. He has strong hands as well and was able to slap down OTs hands at the POA. The quick first step off the LOS was nonexistent at times. Oweh looks very stiff when rushing the passer and has to win with straight speed if he is going to have a chance. Against the run game, he gets overpowered when plays are running directly at him. Oweh is much better at setting the edge and defending pitches. There is range in his game to track down backs from behind. He can play ball carriers in space if he has to. Overall, this is a raw DE prospect that has talented athleticism and needs to be in a 4-3 scheme. Oweh simply needs to develop stronger pass rushing moves if he wants to succeed in rushing the passer at the NFL level.
This is not a very explosive pass rusher at the POA. This is DE that has good athletic traits and straight speed. The ability to get moving laterally at the LOS in stunts is present in his game. Oweh was able to get off some of his blocks quickly to make plays on ball carriers in his general area. Oweh straight speed did not translate as well to his play speed. He did have good balance when rushing the passer and attacking ball carriers in space. However, his flexibility and ability to COD quickly needs more work.
Pass Rush Ability:
Use of Hands
Pass Rush Moves
Big Play Ability
His first step off the LOS is good but it certainly is not super explosive. Oweh does position his strong hands-on OTs well to push away with power when he engages at the POA. His good lower body strength allows him to push OTs backwards with leverage. His hands are not the quickest, but he can slap OTs hands down to get around the bend with speed. Oweh is a pass rusher that relies more on straight speed and his lower body power. The absence of a good finish ability when rushing the passer affected his results to record sacks for his team.
Against The Run:
This is a DE that sets the edge at a good level in the run game. He does not have a consistent ability to block shed and tends to get overpowered in the power run game. Oweh has to get off his blocks with quickness and speed to have a chance to make a play. He makes good tackles and can play ball carriers in space if he has to. Oweh is not going to fly through gaps and make tackles but he can run backs down from behind.
Set the Edge
Stack and Shed
Gap Shooting Ability
A player that is tough and aggressive at the POA. His motor does not run super high, but it is at a good level. This is a DE that is athletic, but he simply is not going to be a huge disruption at the NFL level. There was not enough production to say he is going to make a consistent every down impact for an NFL defense.
At times it seemed like Oweh read the play well and attacked with good aggressiveness. Then there were other times he was completely fooled and seemed lost when the play was unfolding. This is a DE that needs to be in a 43 scheme that lets him set the edge and rush with his speed.