Penei Sewell
Offensive Tackle from Oregon 2021 Draft Profile
Penei Sewell
330 lbs
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Saint George UT
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Penei Sewell OT Oregon Draft Profile

Detroit Lions Drafted: 2021: ROUND: 1 - Pick Number: 7 (DET)

Sewell is considered by many as a generational talent at the offensive tackle position, Sewell quickly locked down the left tackle spot at Oregon, becoming an All-American and earning multiple awards in just two seasons at Oregon. didn't allow a sack in all 13 games during his Sophomore campaign. He went nine games without allowing a pressure. He was likely the most dominant offensive lineman in college football.

In the run game, he consistently gets underneath defenders, moves them off the line of scrimmage. He excels when he's pulling or working up to the second level, and he gets there in a hurry. The 2019 Outland Trophy winner (best interior lineman) also collects plenty of knockdowns against second-and third-level defenders. He's effective on combo blocks, as well, working with the guard.

In the passing game, he's quick out of his stance and does a nice job of staying square against his opponent. He's a knee-bender and hardly ever lunges or loses his balance. He has crazy strong hands to lock on and steer edge rushers. He's very aware versus games/stunts.

Sewell has the feet to excel as a zone blocker and the power to move defenders off the ball when he keeps his pads down in the run game. He gets set quickly and he tends to land the initial punch with good hand placement. He played in only two seasons at Oregon and lack of experience is a slight concern.

Sewell is the top offensive tackle and a top-five overall prospect in the 2021 class. He's a Day 1 starter.

Almost certain to be the first offensive line player to be drafted in 2021 and likely to be a top 5 pick.

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