Oregon OT Penei Sewell has gathered as much hype as any lineman in recent years, and as the 2021 NFL Draft approaches, he is worth every bit of praise.
This year’s 2020 NFL Draft class features four star-studded offensive tackles in Georgia’s Andrew Thomas, Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs, Alabama’s Jedrick Wills, and Louisville’s Mekhi Becton. However, as we look ahead to the 2021 NFL Draft, there is a projected prospect, should he decided to declare early, in Oregon’s Penei Sewell.
Just as a true sophomore during the 2019 season, Sewell was named as the Outland Trophy winner for the nation’s best lineman on both the offensive or defensive line. He became the first sophomore to ever win the award, as well as the first Polynesian player to win the award as well for his performance a year ago.
A first-team All-American a year ago, the best is yet ahead for Sewell, and when April of 2021 turns around, the Ducks’ offensive tackle looks to be a first round lock. Not only does Sewell look to be a first rounder, but a top-ten, top-five, and even a top-three pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Here is a way-too-early scouting report on Oregon’s stud offensive tackle Penei Sewell as the best has yet to come for the All-American, Outland award winner.