Could Penei Sewell be a future top NFL draft pick?

Yahoo Sports' Eric Edholm spoke to Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal about the Ducks' 19-year-old offensive lineman, a guy the coach called the most explosive he's ever taught.

Video Transcript



ERIC EDHOLM: Coach, I may be a typical draft guy. I'm already moving on to the next one or the one after that, but Penei Sewell, as you may have mentioned, probably one of the more exciting offensive tackle prospects, [INAUDIBLE] in a long time. Can you just speak to his skill and give us a little taste of a draft to be named later?

MARIO CRISTOBAL: Well, when a guy's 6' 5 and 1/2" on his way to 6' 6", and he weighs 345 pounds and really can play comfortably at 375 if he wanted to. When you look at him, when you combine the upbringing, the DNA, the competitive nature, with a guy that has the most explosive power that I have ever seen as an offensive line coach or a head coach.

A guy who's innate ability to understand the game instinctively. It's like nothing I've ever seen before, and the guy loves the game of football. He's 19 years old, guys. He's 19 years old and just won the Outland trophy, and the best part about it is you can coach him hard. He takes a great coaching. He's a great teammate. Players love him.

And he's hungry for more. He feels like he's just scratching the surface so I think you can expect another really big season from Penei Sewell.