Reports indicate that the Miami Dolphins could be looking to draft University of Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell with their first pick in this week’s NFL draft.
The Dolphins are indeed moving Robert Hunt to right guard and Penei Sewell is a possibility at pick 6, source tells the Miami Herald.
— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) April 27, 2021
With that in mind, another report said that one source would be “beyond stunned” if Sewell ended up becoming the pick.
Source who has trust of Dolphins front office & has spoken to them this week said he would be beyond stunned if Sewell was Fins pick, regardless of Flowers trade. Keep in mind, as @WingfieldNFL noted, that Kindley played a lot of LG at Ga. So Kindley at LG,Hunt at RG makes sense
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) April 27, 2021
The Dolphins are in the midst of rearranging their offensive line in order to provide as much protection for their quarterback of the future, second-year man Tua Tagovailoa.
Earlier on Tuesday, it was reported that the Dolphins made a trade with the Washington Football Team that sent Ereck Flowers to Washington, where he played in 2019 before being signed as a free agent by the Dolphins last year.
Sewell is a massive presence at 6-foot-4 and 331 pounds and is largely considered to be among the top available offensive linemen in the 2021 draft.
Robert Hunt was a second-round selection of the Dolphins in last year’s draft, with a shift to guard potentially pairing him with another 2020 pick, Solomon Kindley.
While the Dolphins may end up selecting someone other than Sewell with the sixth overall pick, they still have three other choices among the top 50 selections. That should provide other opportunities for the team to build up its line.