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.
Check it out.
The Lions have the most boring roster in the NFL.— Brian Pride Immunity (@brianslionsblog) April 30, 2021
Matt Millen, Bob Quinn and Brad Holmes, their 1st pick as a General Manger...— Fredi Bello “The PizzaMan” (@FrediThePizzamn) April 30, 2021
Important question on Sewell, how does he do biting knee caps?— Evan Witalison (@evanwitsports) April 30, 2021
You can never go wrong having an elite offensive line. Put Sewell at RT and let him work— Zack Caldwell (@ZJCaldwell92) April 30, 2021
Guess I’ll care about the 2022 lions then.— t(just draft Justin Fields period)y (@Finchty) April 30, 2021
Then the experts checked in and gave their thoughts on the pick. Here’s a sampling of those results:
One NFL head coach called Lions’ first-round pick Penei Sewell “the one surefire Hall of Famer in this draft class.”— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 30, 2021
Penei Sewell was raised on a steady diet of kneecaps and pancakes. This pick was too easy.— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) April 30, 2021
Really smart pick by Detroit's new brass. He matures a little, and Penei Sewell can be an All-Pro-level tackle.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 30, 2021
Penei Sewell was drafted with pick 7 of round 1 in the 2021 draft class. He scored a 8.99 RAS out of a possible 10.00. This ranked 117 out of 1144 OT from 1987 to 2021. https://t.co/1SoSWXw6IW #RAS pic.twitter.com/qlQpxK3FTt— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) April 30, 2021