Davis' solid, well-rounded profile should help him become a quality starting guard in the pros
Teams looking to improve the interior of their offensive line will have plenty of options at guard and center to choose from in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft, including Wyatt Davis. Here's a look at what teams like and have some concerns about when it comes to taking a chance on the two-time All-American guard from Ohio State.
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Wyatt Davis Draft Profile
College: Ohio State
Athleticism, instincts and awareness made Davis one of the most valuable linemen in the nation. He might not test through the roof during draft season, but rarely is he not squared up and in position as a pass protector and in the run game. He shows tremendous awareness in pass protection and is rarely caught off-guard by late blitzers or tackle-end games in front of him. He anchors effectively and rarely gives up ground. In the run game, he’s a nimble mover with the ability to get out on reach blocks and seal bigger defenders, and he is effective getting out into space on outside runs.
Davis is a little underpowered in the run game, and he might ultimately be relegated to more of an outside-zone scheme. He doesn’t generate much push at the point of attack, and that will likely be the case against NFL size and power. His range is good but not exceptional, and while he should be solid as a run blocker, he might not become a difference-maker.
Davis will appeal primarily to teams that utilize a lot of zone concepts in the run game and skew more pass-heavy. His ceiling might not be elite, but he profiles as a quality starter for a long time.
Final Grade: 2nd round
(Top photo courtesy of Ohio State Athletics)