Penn State pro day

March 25, 2021

Unfortunately, If a word could describe today’s pro day at Penn State that word would be ‘WOW’ as there were some very impressive performances. LB Micah Parsons, for example, made a top ten statement with an ‘official’ 4.39 40 clocking after measuring in at 6-3, 246. Parsons also had an impressive 3-cone drill time of 6.89 seconds, along with a 10-6 long jump, both of which would have been among the top 2-3 figures at the position at the 2020 combine. However, some of Parsons other results were more middling including 19 reps in the BP, a 34-inch vertical and a 4.40 clocking in the short shuttle.

As good as Parsons was, the real ‘freak’ at the PSU workout turned out to be DE Jayson Oweh. Oweh measured in at a full-sized 5-5, 257, but still ran the 40 in 4.36 seconds, while posting explosive leaps of 39-inches in the vertical and 11-2 in the long jump. He also clocked really quick times in athe agility drills including a 4.21 time in the short shuttle and 6.89 in the 3-cone. Now the question for pro scouts is how come a DE with the incredible athleticism of Oweh had ZERO sacks in 7 games in 2020 and just 7 in his three year career with the Lions.

Meanwhile, fellow DE Shaka Toney also had a nice day. He is more of a tweener at 6-2, 242, but was timed in 4.47 along with an impressive 39-inch vertical and a 10-8 long jump. He also posted 24 reps in the BP and had a decent time of 6.95 in the 3-cone, although SS clocking of 4.51 was kind of pedestrian.

Unfortunately, TE Pat Freiermuth, who is still rehabbing from off-season shoulder surgery, wasn’t able to participate in the physical testing, but did run routes. Freiermuth indicated he’s maybe a couple of weeks from being 100% and hopes to run privately for pro scouts sometime early in April. For the record, he measured in at 6-5, 251.

Among other former Nittany Lions working out today, undersized safety (5-9, 190) Lamont Wade ran the 40 in 4.47 seconds and had a 35.5-inch vertical, while OT Will Fries measured in at 6-6, 310 and managed 24 reps in the BP, but was timed in the 40 in only 5.33 seconds.