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Detroit Lions fans react to selection of Penei Sewell

See what Lions fans’ first reaction is to the selection of the Oregon offensive tackle.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: JAN 01 Rose Bowl - Oregon v Wisconsin Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s official! The Detroit Lions have made their first pick in the 2021 NFL draft and they went with offensive tackle Penei Sewell from Oregon. There’s a lot to like here for some and there’s a lot to dislike for others. To find out how Lions fans feel about the newest Lion, we went to Twitter to see what people are saying.

Fans were either super pumped because they like old school trenches football and others are upset that the team will be boring in 2021, and they were hoping for an exciting pick. Some Lions fans are upset because their foolish dreams allowed them to think that the Lions would take a quarterback like Ohio State’s Justin Fields, despite every single sign in the world point away from it.

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Then the experts checked in and gave their thoughts on the pick. Here’s a sampling of those results:

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