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2021 NFL Mock Draft: Buffalo Bills Select DE Jayson Oweh at No. 30

The Bills start loading up on defensive talent.

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With the 30th pick of the 2021 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Buffalo Bills select...

Jayson Oweh, DE, Penn State

The selection and write-up were made by BelieveInCleve:

The only real 1st-round grade for the Bills’ #1 positional need of TE was never going to sniff the outside of the top 10 picks. The best pass rushing prospects – another position of need – are gone. Etienne was available but you have to account for positional value and the Bills have, if not a truly amazing running back, a good situation there, so this would not make great sense.

That brings us to workout warrior Jayson Oweh from Penn State. Oweh’s Pro Day numbers, taken with a grain of salt, exploded: a 6.83 3-cone and 134 broad/39.5 vertical jump, good measures of change-of-direction ability and explosiveness. Even dialing these back a bit as Pro Days produce inflated numbers, his figures would look VERY good in key metrics for edge rush. He pops off the page physically in nearly every way.

Oweh projects to a pass rushing specialized OLB or 4-3 DE, and while he’s got issues with being very raw and unrefined, that is bluntly always going to be the case with Edge prospects available at #30 overall with his kind of athleticism, and while he had a sackless shortened 2020 he definitely showed the ability to disrupt at a high level playing in the Big 10. The Bills’ pass rush was rather lackluster and they really want to hit a home run here; using the #30 pick to maximize upside and accounting for the value of edge rushers, Oweh is the choice.

Pokorny: “The Bills should load up on more defensive talent, because Josh Allen alone can elevate the offense. Oweh could be a second rounder, but the Bills are far enough into the first round to where they won’t worry about that.”

The Baltimore Ravens are up next, led by Robo Dawg.

2021 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq. QB Trevor Lawrence
2 New York Jets fjblessi QB Zach Wilson
3 San Francisco 49ers TheDawgsPodcast QB Justin Fields
4 Atlanta Falcons yman1020 TE Kyle Pitts
5 Cincinnati Bengals GrandAdmiralThrawn0905 OT Penei Sewell
6 Miami Dolphins realmccoy WR Ja'Marr Chase
7 Detroit Lions xfl2001fan OT Rashawn Slater
8 Carolina Panthers Adam Rice CB Patrick Surtain II
9 Denver Broncos poultman QB Trey Lance
10 Dallas Cowboys StefanKnee LB Micah Parsons
11 New York Giants Barry Shuck WR DeVonta Smith
12 Philadelphia Eagles Big Cosmic News CB Jaycee Horn
13 Los Angeles Chargers Danielgarrett OT Christian Darrisaw
14 Minnesota Vikings eauclairefan DE/OLB Kwitty Paye
15 New England Patriots Bo154033 WR Jaylen Waddle
16 Arizona Cardinals brianberniebaker CB Caleb Farley
17 Las Vegas Raiders Crawford_T OT Teven Jenkins
18 Miami Dolphins Mudville LB Zaven Collins
19 Washington Football Team ScooterDMD QB Mac Jones
20 Chicago Bears wahoo7 OG Alijah Vera-Tucker
21 Indianapolis Colts yoderdame OT Samuel Cosmi
22 Tennessee Titans BrianB77 CB Asante Samuel Jr
23 New York Jets carrettbagel88 DE Jaelan Phillips
24 Pittsburgh Steelers Mean Ol' Pete RB Najee Harris
25 Jacksonville Jaguars Topanga Jeff DT Christian Barmore
26 Cleveland Browns tmartin5785 LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
27 Baltimore Ravens TheCrackpot DE/OLB Azeez Ojulari
28 New Orleans Saints TheCannonGoesBOOM CB Greg Newsome II
29 Green Bay Packers OCMiami WR Kadarius Toney
30 Buffalo Bills BelieveInCleve DE Jayson Oweh
31 Baltimore Ravens Robo Dawg OT Jalen Mayfield
32 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Midnite Moses RB Travis Etienne
59 Cleveland Browns ProfessorBrowns CB Kelvin Joseph
89 Cleveland Browns Slaytanic Brownie DT Tommy Togiai
91 Cleveland Browns Swagnasty DE Payton Turner