Former Oregon football star Penei Sewell is one of the most coveted prospects in the entire 2021 NFL Draft.
If any player taken in the 2021 NFL Draft is not going to bust, the best bet has to be former Oregon football standout, Penei Sewell. The 20-year-old offensive tackle projects as a hall-of-fame-level player in this class. Any team that passes on him better nail the guy they took ahead of him. Otherwise, he will stand as an ever-present reminder of that general manager’s awful gaffe.
Though Sewell opted out of the 2020 college football season, nobody is going to hold that against him. He will be the first offensive tackle taken in this draft, almost certainly going inside of the top five. At 6-foot-6 and 325 pounds, Sewell has the potential to be a franchise-altering offensive tackle. We are talking about the next Anthony Muñoz, Jonathan Ogden, Walter Jones or Orlando Pace.
Where will Penei Sewell land in the 2021 NFL Draft?
NFC East (No. 6)
This as far as he will fall in the draft under any circumstances
One team of great intrigue to watch in the upcoming draft would have to be the Philadelphia Eagles. There are one of a few teams picking inside of the top 10 at No. 6 who could go in several different directions. While they might look to add a transformative skill-position player to bring along second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts, what if they got him the best protection possible?
It sounds crazy, but there is a pathway for Sewell to fall all the way to No. 6 and land with the Eagles. Outside of teams trading up into the top five to get franchise quarterbacks, this would require teams picking ahead of them to pass on a once-in-a-generation offensive tackle. We are so looking at you, New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals.
If Sewell were to fall to No. 6, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman must take him. Surely, the Eagles can draft another receiver on day two or day three, but they will win the 2021 NFL Draft by getting a top-two talent in the entire draft at No. 6 overall. With Lane Johnson at right tackle, Hurts and new head coach Nick Sirianni will not have to worry about a thing at left tackle anymore.