Penn State Freshman DL Says He Ran A 4.33 40-Yard Dash

first_imgJames Franklin running onto the field.GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 30: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions leads his team onto the field prior to the start of a game against the Washington Huskies during the Playstation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)If we learned something from this year’s NFL Scouting Combine a few weeks ago, it is that defensive linemen are getting even more freakishly athletic. Mississippi State’s Montez Sweat set the high mark at the position this year, running a 4.41 40-yard dash.One Penn State redshirt freshman says he has him beat. His time, if even close to accurate, is unreal.Defensive end Jayson Oweh is entering his redshirt freshman season in Happy Valley. After sitting out 2018, the former four-star recruit is expected to be a contributor for the Nittany Lions this fall.He’s going to bring some serious speed off the edge.On Wednesday, Penn State’s Jayson Oweh tweeted that he clocked in with a 4.33 40-yard dash.That would put him in rare company, regardless of position, much less for a defensive lineman listed around 6-foot-5, 250 pounds.4.33!!!! Talk To Me Nice🤮— Jayson Oweh (@JaysonOweh) April 24, 2019That number’s even more impressive than the one that his defensive line coach Shane Spencer floated when discussing Oweh’s improvement during the spring.From 247Sports:“You’ve got to remember, this is gonna be his fourth year of football. … Right around the (Citrus Bowl) practices, the switch started hitting for him,” Spencer said this spring. “And then all of the sudden now you’re talking about a guy that’s (6-5, 250 pounds) running a 4.42 (40-yard dash)… it’s starting to transfer over onto the field.“He’s a problem off that edge. It’s scary when he comes off that edge. And I’m happy about his progress mentally, too. I think at first he was taking a picture of things. Things were happening and he would take a snapshot of it instead of just going. He’s really taken some big steps.”Oweh’s still raw, but it sounds like Penn State’s staff plans on him being a big part of the equation this fall.last_img read more

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The 9 at 9 Wednesday

first_imgEVERY MORNING brings you the nine stories you need to know a little before 9am.1. #GAZA: Early morning shelling killed dozens of people in Gaza, including at least 16 people at a UN school.2. #TRAFFICKING: Victims of trafficking who were forced to work in growhouses are getting tougher sentences for cannabis cultivation than Irish people.3. #FLYING THE NEST: Up to 20,000 extra people moved out of their parents’ homes in 2011 compared to 2006 because of falling rents during the recession and they also left at a younger age.4. #NORTHERN IRELAND: Charlie Flanagan will today make his first trip to Belfast for talks since taking office as Foreign Affairs Minister.5. HOUSES: Mortgage arrears in AIB are down and continuing to fall, according to AIB’s Chief Executive who was speaking as the bank reports a €437m profit for the first half of 2014.6. #WIKILEAKS: The latest revelation from Wikileaks is that a gagging order was put in place to restrict the reporting of a ‘multi-million dollar corruption case’.7. #CONMAN: A man who has admitted to charge of fraud said he lives four separate lives and had a wife, two fiancées, a girlfriend and four children, a number of papers report this morning.8. #SALE: NAMA is selling its first retail park portfolio, which includes four parks and a large part of Carrickmines Retail Park.9. #ONE YEAR ON: Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of Chelsea Manning, exactly one year since the US soldier was convicted on espionage charges.last_img read more

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