Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell last played in a game when Justin Herbert was his quarterback. He would love to be back playing football with Herbert as his quarterback.
“To block for Herb again, man,” said Sewell, via SI. “I think it’s another dream and another, I guess a vision that would be fun, just like you said I blocked for Herb throughout this whole time I’ve been here in Oregon, and to have that chance, again to share the same field as him would be a dream come true.”
Sewell opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19. He had his Pro Day last Friday and weighed 331 pounds, ran a 5.09 40-yard dash, and did 30 reps on the bench press.
The Chargers have a glaring hole at left tackle after Sam Tevi signed with the Colts this offseason.
They pick at No. 13 and it seems unlikely that Sewell would drop that far. They could always trade up, and GM Tom Telesco did that last year when he moved back into the first-round to select Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray at No. 23 overall.
If they don’t get Sewell, the Chargers will have other options. This year’s class is considered deep at offensive tackle.
The Chargers have been busy reshaping their offensive line this offseason, with the biggest addition being All-Pro center Corey Linsley on a 5-year, $62.5 million deal. They also added guards Matt Feiler and Oday Aboushi.
“I’ve been talking to the Chargers…conversations have been made,” Sewell said with a smile.
— Fernando Ramirez (@RealFRamirez) April 5, 2021
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