Mixed bag so far for Sewell pro day

April 2, 2021

Mixed bag of sorts at Sewell pro day … Its been kind of a mixed bag for Oregon OT Penei Sewell at the Ducks’ pro day today. Accoring to reports from the Senior Bowl’s Jim Nagy, Sewell came in a tad shorter than expected at just under 6-5, 331 – he had been listed at 6-6 in the team’s program. However, that’s no big deal. What could be a bigger deal, though is the fact that he actually has relatively short arms at just over 33 inches, compared with the gold standard of over 35. Sewell, though, does have huge mitts at almsot 10.5 inches. Sewell also impressed with 30 reps in the bench press, but neither of his jumps – 28 inches in the vertical and 9-1 in the long jump – were particularly impressive for an elite OT. The first 4 OTs taken in the opening round of the 2020 draft, for example, had an average vertical of around 33 inches. At the same time, Sewell’s 40-time is being reported as somewhere in the 5.1 range. Again, not bad for a big OL, but in comparison, Northwestern’s Rashawn Slater, the other top 10 type OL prospect in this year’s draft class, ran the 40 in under 4.9. Same story in the agility drills in which Sewell had times of 4.68 seconds in the short shuttle and 7.70 in the 3-cone, both of which would have been among the leaders at the 2020 combine. Again, though, Sewell’s 3-cone time was significantly slower than Slater’s 7.48 clocking in the same discipline. We’ll see how NFL types interpret these numbers, but they certainly weren’t the blow your socks off type figures a lot of analysts were expecting.