Apr 29, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Penei Sewell (Oregon) with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell over video call after being selected by Detroit Lions as the number seven overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft at First Energy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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Lions’ first-round pick Penei Sewell positive for COVID-19

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.

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