Jacksonville Jaguars take Penei Sewell early in 4-round mock draft
The Jacksonville Jaguars take care of their two biggest needs.
The Jaguars pass up the opportunity to select a quarterback prospect with the second overall pick such as Ohio State’s Justin Fields or BYU’s Zach Wilson in favor of Penei Sewell. It doesn’t make much sense for the Jaguars to re-sign Cam Robinson. He’s already reached his ceiling and may command premium compensation in the free-agent market. Instead of paying retail for their left tackle, the organization selects the best one in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Back in 2019, the American Samoa native was named All-American, First team All-Pack-12, and earned the Morris Trophy. He was one of the best players to announce their decision to opt-out of the 2020 season and declare for the draft. Moreover, Mel Kiper of ESPN called Sewell the best non-quarterback prospect of the draft.
After using their first first-round selection on Penei Sewell, the Jaguars don’t wait too long and use their second first-round selection, the second one they received from the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for cornerback Jalen Ramsey, to draft their quarterback of the future, Kyle Trask of Florida.
The Gators signal-caller isn’t not often discussed when talking about the top quarterbacks in 2021’s draft class, but he should. He’s putting up great numbers in 2020 and displaying the kind of playmaking prowess this Jacksonville team needs at the quarterback position.