Jayden Wayne

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Exp2023 - present
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IMG Academy
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CommittedCommitted Team7/09/22
High SchoolIMG Academy
HometownTacoma, WA
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Personal Life

Jayden Wayne emerged early on in his high school career as one of the best players in Washington. He started as a freshman at Lincoln Way and was named an Adidas All-American and was even invited to play in the All-American Bowl. Lincoln football coach Masaki Matsumoto said he knew early on that Wayne was special. “He’s been great with us this whole time,” Matsumoto said. “He’s a quiet kid with a good head on his shoulders. He also has a 4.0-grade point average.” Wayne plans on majoring in business. His hobbies are working out, spending time with his family, cooking and playing video games. His parents are Courtney and Donald Wayne Jr. His siblings are Daeshawn Wayne, Keiyon Wayne and Neiyonne Wayne. Daeshawn Wayne played football at Georgetown.

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Clelin FerrellEDGE/6-4/265
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HS Class of 2015
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2019Draft: Rnd1 /Pick4

Jayden Wayne's frame, coordination and length remind us a bit of Clelin Ferrell. Like Ferrell, Wayne has the room to grow into a 4-3 defensive end. Ferrell was a more productive pass rusher at the high school level prior to missing his senior year with a torn ACL. Wayne was a two-way player as a receiver/tight end and pass rusher prior to enrolling at IMG Academy before his senior year.