OSU Football loses foundational piece to 2021 NFL Draft in Wyatt Davis

Ohio State guard Wyatt Davis is off to the 2021 NFL Draft

The opt out list just keeps getting longer as a handful of prospects just his week have added their name into the 2021 NFL Draft pool. Another big named player has hit the list today as Ohio State All-American guard Wyatt Davis has decided to opt out as the Big Ten wavers on a start date for the 2020 season.

He is the first Buckeye to opt out this season, even after rumors quarterback Justin Fields was close to hiring an agent a month ago. Ranked near the top of 2021 NFL Draft boards along the interior of the offensive line, Davis has the potential to be a first round pick and among the best in the class.

What Wyatt Davis brings to the 2021 NFL Draft

From his right guard spot, Davis brings a level of physicality and tenacity that makes his tape a world of fun to watch. While he is not the most mobile player in this year’s draft class along the offensive line, he has the ability to climb to the second level with a high level of efficiency when asked to.

Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network pens a glowing praise of Davis as he is now set to take on the NFL:

“Wyatt inherited the natural skill for the game; he’s fluid, powerful and offers impressive body control to apply overwhelming force from any angle — regardless of whether he’s flowing with outside zone, double teaming a NT or peeling back late to absorb a gap shooter from the second level. He’s seamless in transitions to pass off defenders in pass protection and does well to sit up on his hips; allowing his lower body power to anchor his play. He’s a universal prospect — it doesn’t what style system you run; he’s going to make your line better.”

He and teammate Josh Myers make up one of the more dynamic duos in the country, and now the Buckeyes will have to replace half of that tandem along the interior of their offensive line. With the NFL Scouting Combine next for Davis, he could see a massive rise in his already high draft stock.