OT - DET
Week 3 Outlook
Detroit Lions OT Penei Sewell has reportedly agreed to terms with the team on his four-year, $24.1M fully guaranteed contract. This includes a $14.88M signing bonus.
Sewell lands in Dan Campbell's smash-mouth regime to begin his career. The 20-year old tackle out of the University of Oregon will be a great asset for Jared Goff and De'Andre Swift, as he allowed just one sack across his last two seasons in college and has shown smooth run-blocking ability, opening up running lanes for the backfield to seize upon. Sewell is an extremely young prospect but has incredible strength and balance, which will allow him to hold his ground as the Lions' starting right tackle come September.
Penei Sewell announced on Twitter that he has tested positive for COVID.
Sewell was drafted number seven overall by the Detroit Lions. He is widely regarded as the best OL prospect. Sewell will have to quarantine until he is cleared. He will likely miss mini-camp, but will head to Detroit as soon as he's cleared.
The Detroit Lions have selected offensive tackle Penei Sewell with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Sewell is the highest-ranked offensive tackle in this draft. It was suspected that he could have been taken at No. 5 by the Bengals or No. 6 by the Dolphins and the Lions were quick to lock him in as soon as they were on the clock. The Oregon product is just 20 years old and measures in at 6'6" and 331 pounds. He'll add to the physicality that new coach Dan Campbell is hoping to develop as well as boost the value of their second-year back, D'Andre Swift.
Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports Oregon OL Penei Sewell is a possibility for the Miami Dolphins with the No. 6 overall pick.
Earlier today the Dolphins traded away Ereck Flowers, which could be a sign they anticipate adding some O-line depth in the draft. Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll come with the 6th overall pick. The Dolphins' offensive line struggled in 2020, so adding Sewell would certainly help protect Tua Tagovailoa.