Junior - Left Tackle - 6’6”, 330 lbs. - Malaeimi, American Samoa - Junior
As the Pac-12 agrees on a 7-game season, Penei Sewell has made the smart business decision to opt out of the 2020 college football season. With the Pac-12 still having the chance to salvage a season Sewell has committed to bigger and likely better things. Georgia Left Tackle Andrew Thomas signed a $32.3 million contract with a $21.1 million signing bonus. Sewell, likely to go a a top 5 pick in the upcoming NFL draft, can expect a similar payout as Thomas.
In just two season as a Duck, few have achieved more in such a short time. A few of Sewell’s accolades include the Outlander Trophy, AP and PFF Pac-12 Player of the Year and unanimous first-team All-American. In his short tenure as a Duck few accomplished more and with time still remaining Sewell still has the opportunity to rejoin Oregon’s ranks and compete for a Pac-12 title, though this is unlikely due to the fact that he has already hired an agent.
NFL Player Comparison : Trent Williams
Landing Spot: Washington Football Team - No. 3 Overall pick
Whether or not Sewell plays in 2020 he’s already solidified himself as a top pick in next year’s draft. For the first time since 2016 quarterbacks could likely be the first and second overall picks in the 2021 NFL draft. This leaves the woefully bad Washington Football Team to swoop in on a potential once-in-a-generation player and rightful usurper of Trent Richardson at left tackle.
Sewell is one of the most polished offensive lineman in the NCAA. At 6’6” and 330 lbs. he has the requisite size to handle NFL edge rushers and through two seasons at Oregon he’s shown he has the skill at the position to handle the best pass-rushers at the next level. If quarterbacks Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields go back-to-back Sewell is highly likely to be off the board within a matter of picks. After releasing the 7x Pro-Bowler it’s only fitting that the Washington Football Team take Sewell with their first overall draft pick.