Choose the next Cowboys lineman: Penei Sewell or Rashawn Slater?

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Penei Sewell, Oregon Ducks
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With the 10th overall draft pick, the Dallas Cowboys could pick offensive linemen Penei Sewell or Rashawn Slater. Which would you select?

There is a lot of attention regarding what the Dallas Cowboys will do with their 10th overall pick at the upcoming NFL Draft. Many are pleading for owner Jerry Jones to draft a defensive back, but one or two intriguing offensive linemen could still be on the board.

With the mentality of trying to draft the best player available, fans might not be too happy if they don’t get their desired cornerback. Instead, one of the offensive linemen, Penei Sewell or Rashawn Slater, may pose for a picture holding a Cowboys jersey.

Scouting Report. Oregon 6-6 330 LBS. player. 820. Pick Analysis. OT. PeneiSewell. 58

When one player holds his position of the best for a long time, that usually means he is. Oregon left tackle Penei Sewell is a name that every football fan knows. That is either through watching college football or hearing every analyst rave about him.

By no means is Sewell the flashiest offensive lineman, but he is one of the more reliable ones. Instead of watching him drive an opposing player to the ground, he holds them up and frustrates them all game long.

Standing at six feet and six inches tall, he doesn’t look intimidating. Don’t be fooled, though. His 330 pounds of muscle packs a punch. Unfortunately, we couldn’t see him on the field in 2020 since he was one of the many players that opted out.

The Dallas Cowboys have become more of a passing offense every year since 2016. That suits Sewell’s skills as a dominant pass protector.

That’s not to say he isn’t an effective run-blocker. He can anchor a block or maintain his balance to make multiple blocks on the same play.

The only thing I would want Sewell to add is some nastiness in his game. Other than that, he is a phenomenal prospect.