1. Penei Sewell is a franchise left tackle
Every year there is a certain number of draft prospects that every draft analyst knows is going to hit in the NFL. Even rarer, there is an offensive line prospect that we all know is going to have a great career and be one of the best in the league instantly.
The last example of that on the offensive line is Quenton Nelson, who, surprise surprise, has been an All-Pro in each of his three seasons.
It is unfair to Nelson to compare Sewell to him just because Nelson has already walked the walk in the NFL but that is the level that Sewell is on. He is going to be a future All-Pro, is going to be one of the best in the league right away and is about as surefire of a selection that you can have.
These prospects don’t come around often and it is even rarer that they fall on the board because teams are infatuated with other prospects. I think we will look back at this draft class (and 2020) as one of the best in recent NFL history and if it was any other year Sewell would probably be a bonafide top-three selection.
Christian Darrisaw is really promising and I like him a lot. I would not be upset whatsoever if the Chargers stayed at 13 and that was the pick. However, there are levels to this and Sewell is simply on another level. Darrisaw can be great, Sewell will be great.