KC Chiefs select Jayson Oweh in latest mock draft from Bleacher Report

Jayson Oweh #28 of the Penn State Nittany Lions (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Jayson Oweh #28 of the Penn State Nittany Lions (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

Would Jayson Oweh be a good fit for the KC Chiefs? That’s who they take at No. 31 in Bleacher Report’s latest mock draft. 

Brad Gagnon of Bleacher Report put together a mock draft and he had the Kansas City Chiefs going with Penn State EDGE rusher Jayson Oweh with the 31st pick.

"Frank Clark is a big-time player who disappears a little too often, while Alex Okafor and Tanoh Kpassagnon haven’t gotten the job done. Thank goodness for the presence of Chris Jones inside, but K.C. still needs more talent on the edge.Penn State’s Jayson Oweh can provide that.The lengthy and explosive 6’5″, 252-pounder is a little raw after limited starting time in college, but the Chiefs can afford that based on their personnel up front. His high ceiling makes him an ideal player to groom as a situational rusher until he’s tapped for a larger role in a year or two."

It’s true that the Chiefs need to upgrade their pass-rushing unit. As Gagnon said, Frank Clark is way too inconsistent and Alex Okafor and Tanoh Kpassagnon were fine, but they’ll be free agents. Chris Jones is good, but he can’t do it on his own.

That being said, Oweh isn’t really someone I feel is worthy of taking in the first round. First off, he didn’t record a single sack in seven games during his 2020 campaign with Penn State. He had a career-high 38 tackles in those seven games, which is something that could interest the Chiefs, but pass-rushers need to be able to sack the quarterback.

Jayson Oweh is an interesting prospect, but not worthy of a first-round pick for the KC Chiefs.

Gagnon noted in his blurb that the Chiefs will likely be interested in Missouri linebacker Nick Bolton, but has the Bills snatching him up right before KC is on the clock. That forces them to go back to the drawing board where they go with Oweh instead.

Oweh did have five sacks through 11 games in 2019 and has shown potential as an NFL edge rusher for sure. I don’t really want the Chiefs to find a project player because they’re in their Super Bowl window now and need players who can step in and help them win right away. Oweh could be good in a few years, but this team needs a first-round pick who can step in and contribute from the get-go.

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What do you think of this mock draft, Chiefs fans? How would you feel if the team took Jayson Oweh with their first-round selection?