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Oweh projected to go 10th in first round of 247Sports mock draft

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Defensive end Jayson Oweh is getting a lot of hype entering his redshirt sophomore season, and perhaps the highest honor comes from 247Sports.

The website released its latest mock draft Monday afternoon, and Oweh is projected to be the 10th pick of the first round by the Dolphins. That’s believed to be the highest he’s been picked in any mock draft so far.

Here’s what 247Sports wrote about Oweh:

Pro Football Network: “He looks like he has rockets attached to his cleats coming off the ball. The explosiveness and length are all there for Oweh to be a potent pass rusher. The Dolphins have a hole off the edge, and while Oweh is raw as a pure pass rusher, the Dolphins could potentially develop him into a star with his tools.”

Our take: Oweh deserves Parsons-level hype, but he doesn’t get it. He only finished with 21 tackles, five sacks and five tackles for loss last season in a rotational role, but will double those numbers this fall as one of the focal points of Penn State’s defense.

Linebacker Micah Parsons is projected to go to the Lions with the No. 3 overall pick by 247Sports. Tight end Pat Freiermuth is slotted at No. 20 to the Jaguars, giving the Lions three first rounders.

Pro Football Network said of Parsons in the story: “A freakish athlete, Parsons is the best linebacker in this class pound for pound. His edge and physicality allow him to lead a defense with ease.”

On Freiermuth, Pro Football Network said, “Freiermuth is a strong-handed, athletic tight end that can win combat catches and get separation up the seam.”

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career.

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