Taking to the tape: What does IOL Wyatt Davis bring to 2021 NFL Draft?

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2021 NFL Draft prospect Wyatt Davis

2021 NFL Draft prospect Wyatt Davis. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Where Wyatt Davis wins

The force that Davis plays with is on another level and is the first thing that pops out when looking at his tape. Davis rarely gets blown off the line of scrimmage in the run game, and if he does get moved in pass protection, he shows a great ability to anchor in and recover in order to stall and pass rush attempt and keep his quarterback upright.

In the run game, Davis has an uncanny understanding of leverage both in his hips and with his shoulders. Not only is Davis often the lowest man, but he knows how to bounce from the first to second level without getting washed by a defensive tackle by keeping his lead shoulder clean as he works upfield. There is nothing more that Wyatt loves that to finish the man in front of him, playing with a nasty edge to his game.

While Davis is not known for his ability to move laterally, this is often an area of weakness overblown as his tape proved he has the ability to get wide on pulls, and get upfield to the second level with a high level of efficiency. He is an efficient pass protector, showing the ability to switch off as delayed pressure arrives into his zone as well. Putting those reps on tape and in his portfolio will make Davis an appealing prospect as he is not scheme dependent and can play in a variety of offensive systems.

Moving to his hands, Davis packs a violent initial punch on the opposing defender, but wins with accurate hand placement and a strong ability to latch inside the breastplate as he looks to drive his opponent into the dirt. Patient, physical, and disciplined, Davis brings a ton to the table with the 2021 NFL Draft on the horizon; where can he improve, however?

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