Lou Scataglia’s “guy”: Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
If the Broncos want to do nearly everything they can to ensure the long-term success of their QB, be it Drew Lock or someone else, Penei Sewell is the guy to draft. Naturally a left tackle, Sewell has been taking reps at right tackle in preparation for his NFL future.
Not only that, many have noted his ability to play on the inside as well. Now, Sewell as a guard may be wasting his talents a bit, but it just goes to show how valuable the Samoan will be at the next level.
Still just 20-years old, Sewell is a bit ‘raw’ for his position but presents All-Pro upside. The Broncos have struggled with finding a long-term answer at the right tackle position for years.
The team hoped that ex-Dolphin Ja’Wuan James would be the answer, but he has barely played in two years with the team.
Sitting Sewell behind James for a year, along with being coached by Mike Munchak would allow the Broncos to unleash the beast in his second year, or well into his rookie season.
Sitting a year would mean that Sewell starts his career in his age 21 season, which is still insanely young for an NFL player.
For the Denver Broncos, locking up your tackle positions for the foreseeable future will create one of the more desirable locations for a quarterback if the Broncos were to elect to chase one next offseason.
The presence of elite tackles, coupled with elite pass catchers and athletic tight ends fully completes the Denver Broncos offense.