In fact, since Week 6 of the 2021 NFL season, Sewell has been the second-highest graded offensive tackle in the league, as he has earned a 86.6 grade.
In 259 pass-blocking snaps the last seven weeks, the 21-year-old rookie has only allowed one sack.
"I think he’ll go over there and won’t miss a beat, me personally," Lions head coach Dan Campbell commented when Sewell moved back to right tackle upon Taylor Decker's return. "It’ll be a little odd, but I also know he’s got enough reps over there. And look, he’s a damn good athlete, and he’s a professional, man. He wants to win. He wants to win his reps. I think he’ll go over there and do just fine.”
His selection with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft can be viewed as a success for Detroit general manager Brad Holmes.
Recommended Lions Articles
Mike McCarthy Joining Lions Coaching Staff Would Propel Organization to Super Bowl
Could Mike McCarthy get fired as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys?
Alex Anzalone: 'It Was a Privilege to Play for the Lions'
Linebacker Alex Anzalone was honored to be named a Detroit Lions captain in 2021.
Ranking Detroit Lions' 19 Free Agents
The Detroit Lions and Brad Holmes will have some key decisions to make this offseason.
"Offensively, we came through when we needed to," Campbell told reporters on Monday via a Zoom conference. "We’ve got to start faster in both halves offensively. It takes us a minute to get going and once we do, we strike pretty good. But, then we lull again. But, I thought (Jared) Goff came out and drove us down the field, and our skill players showed up, plus the O-line protected him. So, good job.”
- Subscribe to the AllLions podcast on iTunes
- Like and follow AllLions on Facebook
- Follow us on Twitter: @detroitpodcast @vitojerome @llamorandier @danielkellybook @CBooher_
- Follow Detroit Sports Podcast on Instagram: @detroitsports_podcast
Become a premium AllLions member, which grants you access to all of our premium content and gets you a FREE subscription to Sports Illustrated! Click on the link below for more.