It has been reported on social media (so it must be true) that Brian Flores is in attendance for the Miami Dolphins to watch the Oregon Pro Day.
Naturally, one would immediately think that Penei Sewell is the reason he is there and they would almost certainly be correct. The Dolphins hold the 6th spot in the draft and Sewell could be an option for the Dolphins. The only other team that is likely to draft him would be the Bengals one pick before.
The fact Miami is in Oregon is all about Sewell. It’s a long journey across the country to watch a safety, more on him later.
Sewell, as reported by Jim Nagy, officially has weighed in. He is 331 pounds with 10 3/8 hands and arms 33 1/4. The measures are not blowing up social media and some are wondering if the Bengals might pass on him at five. The Bengals are going back and forth, reportedly, between Sewell and Ja’Marr Chase.
Sewell entered the draft talk season as a possible 2nd overall pick but now is expected to go to the Bengals or Dolphins. While that may be the case, there has been increasing speculation that he may fall further and may not even be the first tackle to come off the board. Some wonder if Rashawn Slater of Northwestern may be the better tackle in this draft.
If these numbers do indeed solidify Chase as the selection for the Bengals, the Dolphins will have a big decision to make. Take Sewell or draft a receiver or if the opportunity comes up, trade down again.
Flores will also get a good look at Safety Jevon Holland. Holland opted out of the 2020 season. He is still considered a mid-round draft pick but a good showing today could move him up one round into the third.