First-round draft pick Penei Sewell will miss the Detroit Lions’ rookie minicamp this weekend after the offensive lineman said he tested positive for COVID-19.
The 6-foot-6, 330-pound tackle from Oregon, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, announced the news Wednesday on Twitter.
“Found out this past weekend I tested positive for COVID,” he wrote. “Really wish I was heading to my new home today and able to be at mini-camp with my new teammates and coaches. Look forward to getting out to the D as soon as I’m cleared!”
Sewell, 20, was a two-year starter for the Ducks (2018-19) and allowed just one sack in 1,376 snaps over 20 games.
The 2019 Outland Trophy winner opted out of the 2020 season, citing health concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
–Field Level Media