A strong force in Wyatt Davis is off to the 2021 NFL Draft
The 2021 NFL Draft class keeps officially getting stronger as players all over the country are opting out of the 2020 season in favor of training their bodies for the next level. While multiple players opted out last week, there were none bigger than Ohio State right guard Wyatt Davis, who called his decision “heartbreaking” as the Big Ten continues to waffle on a Fall season.
Just a redshirt Junior, Davis made the decision best for him, and that decision was not to let the current health crisis and the leadership of the Big Ten make that decision for him. He is presumably a top interior offensive lineman in the 2021 NFL Draft class, but we will take to the tape here to see how that withholds.
The two-year starter at Ohio State has earned a handful of accolades and has drawn quite a bit of attention to the Ohio State offensive line with his dominant performance. Just one of three names to know in terms of next year’s draft, Davis is joined by center Josh Myers and left tackle Thayer Munford as prospects to watch this upcoming season (should the conference vote to move up the start date).
Named as a First-Team All-American a season ago by the Associated Press, Sporting News, and CBS, Davis has proven himself to be one of the top linemen in the nation with his performance a year ago. As we turn to the tape, we will look at his strengths, where he has room to improve, and what his NFL Draft projection may look like as he is now off to the next level.