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Penei Sewell- What am I missing?

BLUATHRT : 10/15/2020 4:34 pm
This is the time of year I start looking at guys more closely projected to go in the first few rounds of the draft. Sewell is being talked about as a generational LT prospect. When I watch him play, his game screams elite guard to me. Why? Watch his slide and footwork in pass pro. He doesn't get a ton of bend. His slide feels very mechanical. I don't see great use of his hands- he really kind of swallows up edge rushers versus having great technique or raw athleticism . I see amazing burst, power and awareness in run blocking. I see Q. Nelson when I watch him play. Just curious what other guys that follow the college game and the draft closely think?
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This is the video you post for us to see what you are talking about?  
robbieballs2003 : 10/15/2020 4:46 pm : link
That was horrible. Can you post a legit video that focuses on his pass blocking?
I'm getting tired of the word generational  
PatersonPlank : 10/15/2020 4:47 pm : link
Its way over used, to the point where there are a lot of generational draft picks sitting on the bench throughout the league
RE: I'm getting tired of the word generational  
Bernie : 10/15/2020 4:55 pm : link
In comment 15009906 PatersonPlank said:
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Its way over used, to the point where there are a lot of generational draft picks sitting on the bench throughout the league


This 10x over. Robert Gallery was tagged generational. He worked out well...
RE: RE: I'm getting tired of the word generational  
Stan in LA : 10/15/2020 5:11 pm : link
In comment 15009914 Bernie said:
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In comment 15009906 PatersonPlank said:


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Its way over used, to the point where there are a lot of generational draft picks sitting on the bench throughout the league



This 10x over. Robert Gallery was tagged generational. He worked out well...


Yeah, I remember Phil in LA(RIP) was a big Gallery fan. Glad we passed.
Remember  
Toth029 : 10/15/2020 5:14 pm : link
When the Rams drafted Greg Robinson a number of years back he was hyped as this next great LT.

Not so much.
RE: Remember  
McNally's_Nuts : 10/15/2020 5:36 pm : link
In comment 15009934 Toth029 said:
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When the Rams drafted Greg Robinson a number of years back he was hyped as this next great LT.

Not so much.


Greg Robinson and Jason Smith
Sewell was dominating last year at Oregon. Dominating.  
LBH15 : 10/15/2020 5:49 pm : link
But didn't he opt out this season which would have been his junior year?

I guess there is the risk that he only had about 20 games or so in college, but he is simply a great prospect.

Daniel Jeremiah likes him... a lot  
Stan in LA : 10/15/2020 5:53 pm : link
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I spent a lot of time studying former Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft. While poring over Herbert's tape, I couldn't help but be impressed by his left tackle, Penei Sewell. We call that scan-scouting. Sometimes you notice those flashes of greatness from others while studying a certain prospect, but once you really focus on the player who flashed -- on every single play -- the shine wears off. That wasn't the case with Sewell. After putting him under the microscope, I came away even more impressed! Here are my notes from my initial scouting report on the Oregon junior.

Height, weight: 6-foot-6, 330 pounds (school measurements).

Game tape watched: Auburn (Aug. 31, 2019), Stanford (Sept. 21, 2019), USC (Nov. 2, 2019).

What I liked: Sewell has ideal size, quickness and power for the position. In the passing game, he's quick out of his stance and does a nice job of staying square against his opponent. He's a knee-bender and rarely lunges or loses his balance. He has extremely strong hands to lock on and steer edge rushers. He's very aware versus games/stunts and if he's free, he looks for work (nasty knockdowns).

In the run game, Sewell consistently gets underneath defenders, uproots and moves them off the line of scrimmage. He excels when he's pulling or working up to the second level, and he gets there in a hurry. The 2019 Outland Trophy winner (best interior lineman) also collects plenty of knockdowns against second- and third-level defenders. He's effective on combo blocks, too, working with the guard. I love his overall demeanor and toughness.

Where he needs to improve: There aren't many flaws in Sewell's game. He had a very good battle against the talented Auburn defensive line in last year's season opener, winning the majority of his one-on-one matchups. However, Derrick Brown -- the seventh overall pick in this year's draft -- did beat him a couple of times. On those plays, Sewell's hands were too wide and Brown was able to get control of Sewell's chest to knock him back. Outside of those couple plays, though, his hand placement was excellent. That's about all I can criticize in his play. He was solid in every other area of importance at the position.

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kind of looks like he's holding half the time lol  
Platos : 10/15/2020 8:38 pm : link
lemieux looks good in those highlights too
Biggest busts in draft history:  
Kev in Cali : 10/15/2020 8:46 pm : link
Ryan Leaf was considered a "generational" talent right next to Peyton Manning.


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He’d start day 1 over Thomas  
WillVAB : 10/15/2020 9:45 pm : link
Very few holes in his game. He needs to work on holding up against a good inside move in pass pro. That’s pretty much it.

If the organization is dead set on passing on a QB or not in a position to get the QB they want, he should be the guy.
I’ve been liking  
GoDeep13 : 10/16/2020 3:03 am : link
Walker Little more the more I watch him. I like his kick set and punch.
My hope for the draft remains the same: with the #2 pick we TRADE  
SGMen : 10/16/2020 3:26 am : link
DOWN as someone will want QB Fields. The Jets are the worst team in the league and we'd beat them by 10+!!!
Atlanta may likely end up with the #3 pick unless J. Jones comes back strong.

When we trade down perhaps it will be 1 or 2 spots and Penei Sewell is who we take. However, I would much rather know by season's end that we have two quality starting OT's in Thomas and Peart. That would make things so much easier for the future.

I have been saying that we probably won't have a true, thorough handle of our young players until AFTER the BYE week as the coaches and players will have time that week to really work on figuring out what is working; the system & mistakes; and, technique. Columbo espeically has a lot of work ahead of him.

If we are SURE that D. Jones and the OL of say:
Thomas-Hernandez-Gates-Lemiuex-Peart is a viable starting group that means we have a shot at having a solid offense in 2021 assuming Barkley comes back strong & we draft well as well as sign the right UFA's.

We will purge this offense and the following players will likely be gone for cap reasons & play: Solder, Zeitler, Engram (unless he turns it on...), Shepard (I have a feeling his health & concussions make him susceptible...??).
Golden is gone.
I see a new GM; a purge of players that don't fit and/or are too expensive; and, for Judge & Staff to have a lot of say in player evaluations and the draft. I think the new GM will be Abrams, an in-house move, and that in-house move is perhaps even a one year deal meaning if the Giants don't draft well or evaluate well they will purge EVERYTHING for 2022.

I like Judge & staff and totally realize we had no real off-season; we have a young team; and, most importantly we lack "top-end" talent. We have a lot of average guys and we scare no one on either side of the ball. It is what it is.... Good-Bye Dave Gettleman.

The rebuild begins 2021.
RE: My hope for the draft remains the same: with the #2 pick we TRADE  
KDavies : 10/16/2020 8:49 am : link
In comment 15010202 SGMen said:
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DOWN as someone will want QB Fields. The Jets are the worst team in the league and we'd beat them by 10+!!!
Atlanta may likely end up with the #3 pick unless J. Jones comes back strong.

When we trade down perhaps it will be 1 or 2 spots and Penei Sewell is who we take. However, I would much rather know by season's end that we have two quality starting OT's in Thomas and Peart. That would make things so much easier for the future.

I have been saying that we probably won't have a true, thorough handle of our young players until AFTER the BYE week as the coaches and players will have time that week to really work on figuring out what is working; the system & mistakes; and, technique. Columbo espeically has a lot of work ahead of him.

If we are SURE that D. Jones and the OL of say:
Thomas-Hernandez-Gates-Lemiuex-Peart is a viable starting group that means we have a shot at having a solid offense in 2021 assuming Barkley comes back strong & we draft well as well as sign the right UFA's.

We will purge this offense and the following players will likely be gone for cap reasons & play: Solder, Zeitler, Engram (unless he turns it on...), Shepard (I have a feeling his health & concussions make him susceptible...??).
Golden is gone.
I see a new GM; a purge of players that don't fit and/or are too expensive; and, for Judge & Staff to have a lot of say in player evaluations and the draft. I think the new GM will be Abrams, an in-house move, and that in-house move is perhaps even a one year deal meaning if the Giants don't draft well or evaluate well they will purge EVERYTHING for 2022.

I like Judge & staff and totally realize we had no real off-season; we have a young team; and, most importantly we lack "top-end" talent. We have a lot of average guys and we scare no one on either side of the ball. It is what it is.... Good-Bye Dave Gettleman.

The rebuild begins 2021.


How would the rebuild begin in 2021 if we already have the QB and OL in place?
Rebuild Thoughts  
LBH15 : 10/16/2020 11:07 am : link
Depending if Jones improves and how Lawrence looks at the end of college season, I could see a trade down scenario that allows for a pretty good haul if Giants get #1 or #2 pick.

While the goal is to not draft positions but players, I think it is fair to say in advancing a rebuild the NYG showed at least focus attention on the following key areas of their roster:

Pass rush - they simply have to be able to put Def Ends or OLBs on the field with speed and elite pass rush skills.

Wide Receiver - need size and wide-catching radius guys.

Center/Guard - have to put a professional Center on field and anchor this line. Note: some prayers here that Thomas & Peart can be at least reasonable at Tackle.

Running Back - would absolutely be trading somebody on today's roster and use an extra 3rd round pick on a relatively explosive back to support or replace Barkley.

Would look to grab a moderate pay CB and ILB, and cheap TE in free agency.

Or scrap the above plan and draft Lawrence :-)
RE: I’ve been liking  
Anakim : 10/16/2020 11:21 am : link
In comment 15010201 GoDeep13 said:
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Walker Little more the more I watch him. I like his kick set and punch.


He's not playing this year and he only played in one game last year before his knee injury took him out for the year. That's 2-3 years without playing football.

I wouldn't even think about Little until late in Day 3
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