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NFL Coach: Penei Sewell Is 2021 Draft Class’ ‘Best Chance To Go To The Hall Of Fame’
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – An NFL coach said that former Desert Hills and Oregon Ducks star Penei Sewell is the “one player” from the 2021 NFL Draft that has the “best chance to go to the Hall of Fame.”
The anonymous coach praised Sewell during a conversation with NBC Sports’ Peter King, who wrote about the comments in his weekly article, “Peter King’s Football Morning in America.”
“If I could pick one player in this draft who’s got the best chance to go to the Hall of Fame, it’s Penei Sewell,” the NFL coach told King. “He’s my left tackle from day one.”
Penei Sewell talking that talk 🗣️🗣️ @peneisewell58 @oregonfootball pic.twitter.com/gAsNbIzaIW
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) April 6, 2021
Following a standout career at Desert Hills High School, Sewell played college football for the Oregon Ducks.
He won the 2019 Outland Trophy as the best interior lineman in college football.
Sewell opted out of the 2020 college football season, which was played in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
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— Peter King (@peter_king) April 19, 2021
Penei Sewell in NFL Mock Drafts
Sewell is currently projected a one of the top pick’s in April’s draft.
Most national mock drafts have Sewell going inside the top ten picks.
Sewell highest landing spot in the latest roundup of mock drafts was to the Atlanta Falcons with the No. 4 overall pick. ESPN’s Todd McShay has Sewell falling to the No. 13 selection by the Los Angeles Chargers.
"Reminding myself of where I came from gives me a whole different motivation and drive to make this dream possible." 🙏@peneisewell58 is ready for his name to be called on draft night 🙌 pic.twitter.com/MPXbdq57ux
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) April 17, 2021
2021 NFL Draft
Sewell will find out which team he’ll play for during the 2021 NFL Draft in April.
The draft is scheduled to be held in Cleveland, Ohio from April 29-May 1. It will broadcast on ESPN and NFL Network.
"The top LT prospect since… @joethomas73."
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📺: 2021 #NFLDraft – 4/29 to 5/1 on NFLN/ESPN/ABC pic.twitter.com/YeH26CU1E3
— NFL (@NFL) April 20, 2021
Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).