Sewell, Penei – LT – Oregon – 6’6/331lbs
Hometown: Malaeimi, American Samoa
High School: Desert Hills HS (Utah)
Notes: Penei Sewell finished his college career with one of the most impressive seasons a left tackle has ever had in the NCAA. He is tough as nails and plays with a mean streak. He can knock defensive ends to the ground with a simple punch. He has great technique in his run blocking and when he pass protects. His feet are always balanced and move with a purpose. Adding the fact that he’s athletic for his size and can out muscle most defensive lineman, he’s definitely a hot commodity amongst NFL teams.
Flaws are hard to find in Sewell’s game. You look to critique hips and movement with big left tackle’s, as you expect a relatively slow athlete. This is the farthest from the truth with Sewell. He is as athletic as a tight end and has the film to back it up. Oregon often had him go to the second level, which many left tackles are not asked to do. Having just turned 20, Sewell looks to have his best playing days ahead of him.
He is projected as a top 5 pick, but I could see him being selected as high as 3 if a team is needy for an LT. Sewell has the looks of a dynamic pass blocker who can be a rock for an NFL offensive line for years.
2019 awards: Outland Trophy Winner, Finished sophomore campaign as the top-graded offensive lineman in PFF history (since 2014), Unanimous first-team All-American. For more: (Go Ducks)
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