‘Watch What I Do’- Penei Sewell Talks Up His Game ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft

Published 04/06/2021, 11:29 AM EDT


The 2021 NFL Draft is right around the corner. This year’s event will be held between April 29th and May 1st, 2021, in Ohio. There are a number of young quarterback prospects up for grabs.

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The likes of Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, Mac Jones, Justin Fields, and Trey Lance are all expected to be selected in the 1st round. But one player who has flown under the radar in recent months is the Oregon offensive tackle, Penei Sewell.

The 20-year-old opted to sit out the shortened 2020 NCAA season due to the COVID-19 crisis. He declared for the 2021 NFL Draft and is widely tipped to join Joe Burrow’s Cincinnati Bengals this summer.

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He is also the nephew of former NFL players Isaac Sopoaga and Richard Brown. But what does Sewell himself have to say about his potential landing destinations? Read further to find out.

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.@OregonFootball OL Penei Sewell puts up 30 bench press reps at his Pro Day 💪@NFLDraft | @peneisewell58 pic.twitter.com/NQZZ7LOvMT

— NFL (@NFL) April 2, 2021

In the build-up to the 2021 NFL Draft, Penei Sewell gave an interview to Sports Illustrated. He made some bold comments while highlighting his athletic prowess on the football field.

“Just go put on the tape. Everybody just go ahead and watch what I do, and it’s nobody can do what I do in this draft in the offensive tackle room. So I bring something totally different to the table and I think people notice that.

“People know that, but again, people will say whatever they want to say and all I have to say is put on the tape and watch me work,” Sewell said in an earlier interview.

Sewell further went on to talk about the prospect of reuniting with Oregon teammate, Justin Herbert, in Los Angeles.

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“To block for Herb again, man. I think it’s another dream and another, I guess a vision that would be fun, just like you said I blocked for Herb throughout this whole time I’ve been here in Oregon, and to have that chance, again to share the same field as him would be a dream come true,” Sewell said via Fernando Ramirez of SI.com.

Since committing to OSU, Sewell was named an immediate starter during his true freshman year at Oregon in 2018. Bengals HC Zac Taylor was at Oregon’s Pro Day to monitor the situation surrounding Sewell.

However, only time which team this Polynesian beast will sign for in 2021.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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