Oregon Ducks

Oregon Ducks

With the 2020 NFL Draft in the books, the 2021 Mock Drafts have come out in full force.

Looks like the Oregon Ducks will go back-to-back drafts with a top ten selection. 

The question isn't whether offensive tackle Penei Sewell will go in the first round, but how high.

Some think the 6'6", 325-pound reigning Outland Trophy winner can go first overall, such as Bleacher Report NFL Draft analyst Matt Miller.

Sewell's 2019 tape showed no weaknesses. If he continues to play at that clip in 2020, he'll be a lock to be the first overall pick if a team without a need at quarterback selects in this spot.  - Matt Miller

Others were more bullish on Sewell, but due to the need at quarterback for franchises picking highly rather than knocking the tackle. Draft analysts nearly universally have Sewell as the draft's best non-quarterback prospect.

Many have Sewell going second overall such as 247Sports' Charles Power, Walter Football, and Sporting News.

Penei Sewell has arguably been the top offensive lineman in college football since his freshman season. The Utah native has been flawless in pass protection and in Oregon’s run game. He’s shown some next-level awareness and vision in quickly recognizing free runners from his left tackle spot. - Charles Power

 

Additionally, CBS Sports' Ryan Wilson and Fox Sports' Jason McIntrye have Sewell going third overall. 

DraftKings has Sewell as the third most likely player to be selected first overall at +400, behind Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (-305) and Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (+300). Two of the three most likely players to be taken first overall in 2021 are scheduled to play in Autzen Stadium on September 12th when Ohio State visits Oregon.