Philadelphia Eagles 2021 three-round mock: Focusing on those trenches

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Philadelphia Eagles. Penei Sewell. 6. player. 54. . OL

At pick number six, the Philadelphia Eagles land Jason Peters’ successor.

If Penei Sewell is still on the board at pick number six, it will be extremely difficult for the Philadelphia Eagles to pass him up. One could argue that they should let Jordan Mailata and Andre Dillard compete at left tackle, but that’s debatable.

Mailata had an impressive showing in 2020, and Dillard was their first-round pick in 2019. However, Mailata doesn’t have a huge sample size, and Dillard is largely an unknown as well. Sewell slides in as a surefire left tackle for years to come with All-Pro potential. Mailata could then slide over to the right tackle position in the future (maybe), and Dillard could slide to guard. Either that or one of them could be a valuable trade piece.

The six-foot-five, 325-pound Sewell rarely gets beaten on the edge in pass protection. Good luck beating Sewell when he’s in space run blocking too. The combination of power and athleticism is truly a pleasure to watch.

Not only that but the technique is there as well. Keep two things in mind. Sewell dominated his competition at the collegiate level, and he’s just 20 years old. If the Eagles have a chance to land him, they can’t pass up that opportunity. He’s truly a gamechanger.