The Lions war room nearly collapsed with the vibrating energy of untold excitement when Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell fell right into Detroit’s lap. Make no mistake; there was no hesitation on the part of the Detroit Lions. They wanted this guy and they damn well got him.
We capped off a five hour stream on Twitch with a quick reaction podcast, although when it’s myself and John Whiticar you know we’ll go long just having fun with talking about all the things that make Sewell such a dynamic and interesting pick. For a kid who grew up loving the Detroit Lions to now wear the Honolulu Blue, it’s a hell of a story.
The PODcast breaks down Sewell, delivers our instant reactions and grade accordingly. John and I also break down the rest of of Day 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft, with special interest for the rest of the NFC North division: in particular, the ails and woes of the Green Bay Packers (and plenty of schadenfreude—that means people taking pleasure in your pain) and whether or not the Bears got away with a train robbery by trading up to draft Justin Fields. Some Lions fans feel upset that Fields not only got past Detroit but went to the ur-rival of the division, and we address that too.
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