Instant Impact Player
Sewell received better grades in 2019 than other highly rated tackle prospects entering the 2020 NFL Draft. The talent is unquestioned, and if it were not for the strong QB class, Sewell would be the top player drafted in 2021. He is versatile, can play IOL if needed. Sewell is a mauler in the run game who can move his defender with ease. He can get to the second level and attach to defenders in space. In pass pro, He plays with a solid base and is fundamentally sound using good hand placement. What concerns me is that he didn't face many versatile edge players in college in the Pac 12. But he is also only 20 years old, meaning that he holds great value in terms of potential years he can play.
Other Considerations If Available:
Alabama WR DeVonta Smith or LSU WR Ja'Marr Chase or Best Available OL or Trade back or Trade For Deshaun Watson or Russell Wilson
The Bengals are holding their breath, but the talent of Penei Sewell is undeniable and in any other draft, Sewell would be a near-lock to go number one overall. The Dolphins, like the Jets, have options. They can trade back, they could make a run at Deshaun Watson, or they can stick with Tua, and build around him. Another intriguing option is WR Alabama WR DeVonta Smith or LSU WR Ja'Marr Chase. If the Dolphins pick Sewell or any of the top WR's, that would indicate that they are serious about moving forward with Tua.