Jayson Oweh worth a first round pick?
With the start of the 2021 NFL Draft only hours away, it looks like the New York Giants will take either Devonta Smith or Jaylen Waddle with the 11th overall pick. But as we’ve seen in years past nothing in guaranteed.
For all we know the Giants could change their mind and take Penn State edge rusher Jayson Oweh in the first round.
Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report believes that using a first round pick on Oweh would be a mistake. Here’s a portion of what he wrote:
Jayson Oweh’s athletic profile could serve him well at his position. On the edge, teams prefer defenders who can bend around the corner with enough speed to collapse the pocket.
Oweh has those traits and looked impressive at his pro day. However, he doesn’t have the collegiate numbers to support the conclusion that his physical attributes will translate into production. The agile defender recorded 63 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks at Penn State…
…Oweh didn’t focus primarily on football until his junior year of high school, so he’s still learning the game and his position, which likely explains his underwhelming collegiate numbers.
I think Moton makes a good point. While numbers aren’t everything, Oweh is still somewhat of a raw talent. I think if the Giants can get him in the second round, he would be a great pick at that point. Taking him just outside of the top-10 would be too big of a risk.
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