Penei Sewell, a potential future Bengal, spoke with Jay Morrison of the athletic following his Pro Day Workout.
First, Morrison asked Sewell his thoughts on transitioning from tackle to guard once he got in the NFL.
“I would love to put everything I have on my plate to come out each and every day to prove that I’m worthy to be in this league and be a tackle in this league,” said Sewell. “Whatever I have to do, whatever that looks like, I will do and I will accomplish it.”
Zac Taylor has already made up his mind that Jonah Williams will play left tackle in 2021, and Riley Reiff will play on the right. That doesn’t leave any starting position for Sewell if he wants to play tackle. He will either play guard, or he will sit on the bench for a season backing up Williams and Reiff.
For what it’s worth, the Bengals don’t have a proven swing tackle right now. It’s possible that the Cincinnati Bengals want to ease Sewell into the league, and have him back up both tackle spots in his first year.
Obviously, Sewell will play guard if the coaches tell him to. But he wants to prove that he belongs at tackle.
Morrison also asked Sewell about the sign that hung in Paul Brown Stadium during the Monday Night game against the Steelers.
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Sewell said, “I was playing video games with my brothers, and my agent hit me, saying ‘there’s a big sign on the game, you should turn it on.’ I turned it on and I saw it.”
He chuckled through his last sentence, so he clearly drew amusement from it.
You can see the interview segment here: