Potential top 2021 NFL Draft prospect Penei Sewell opts out

Penei Sewell is officially off to the 2021 NFL Draft

We have seen plenty of top 2021 NFL Draft targets opt out such as Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley, Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons, and Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman, however the biggest of them all has entered the chat. Potential top prospect and Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell is off to the NFL after the Pac-12 cancelled their fall football season.

The 2019 Outland Award winner for best interior lineman, including both offensive and defensive, Sewell has little left to prove to NFL scouts and general managers. Likely the first offensive tackle off the board when the 2021 NFL Draft rolls around in April, Sewell has the makings of a bonafide top-five pick.

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The Oregon tackle is well worth all of the hype he has been receiving, and has all of the makings of a decade-long stalwart at the offensive tackle position in the NFL, protecting his quarterback’s blindside. He has active feet, great lateral movement, a high motor, and an impressive intellect to win almost every rep he takes.

The Draft Network’s Drae Harris is a big fan of Sewell’s, jotting down the following notes on the stud offensive tackle:

“Exceptionally young and will only get better as he grows and matures more into his body and frame. In the run game, Sewell is tenacious and comes off the ball hard as a drive blocker — showing great success in creating lanes for his back. Showcases as an excellent run lane anchor and is heavy at the point of attack to create immediate movement.”

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He will now begin training for the NFL Scouting Combine set to presumably take place in February as it normally does, as he looks to show off his mobility and athleticism to the NFL teams in attendance. From his head, to his hands, and all the way down to his feet, Sewell is a polished offensive tackle prospect who will look to be a day-one starter in the NFL and a top pick when the draft rolls around.