The 2021 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, with the first round kicking off on April 29th. Pro days, workouts and mocks drafts will dominate headlines from now until then, as teams continue with their scouting behind the scenes. One of the top prospects in the entire draft is Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell, who is widely regarded as the top at his position.
Let’s take a look at the full Penei Sewell draft profile for the 2021 NFL Draft, including stats, highlights and projection.
Penei Sewell NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Position: Offensive Tackle
Weight: 325 lbs
College: Oregon Ducks
Penei Sewell Highlights
Penei Sewell Draft Profile
With nothing but respect, Penei Sewell is a freak. Despite being a massive 6-6, 325-pound player, he has the athleticism and agility to maneuver with defensive backs in space. He also has the speed to get to that second level, making him an unbelievable weapon to have for a speedy running back looking to run outside. Sewell has great hip technique, which only amplifies his natural physical power. He buries defenders once he gets his hands on them, which is scary, since he is still only 20 years old. With no exaggeration, he is one of the best offensive line prospects to enter the NFL Draft in some time, and he could very well be the best overall player in this draft when all is said and done.
Playing in the Pac-12, not only did he face lesser competition, he faced smaller opponents. On top of that, Oregon ran a lot of screens, which showed his athleticism in space, but limited the amount of one-on-ones and close-contact battles he faced. He will see a larger jump in competition than most top offensive tackle prospects, and his decision to opt out of the 2020 season may add onto the adjustment time that may take place.
Penei Sewell Draft Projection
Penei Sewell is currently projected to be drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals, at pick No. 5 overall.
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