The 2021 NFL Draft will be a great event for teams to start building for their future. Here is the Wyatt Davis 2021 NFL Draft Profile.
Wyatt Davis Background
Position: Offensive Guard/Center
Size: 6-foot-4, 315 pounds
Class: Redshirt Junior
2020 stats: 2020 First-Team All-American
Ohio State seems to keep on churning out quality offensive linemen and Davis is the next on the list. He has had a great career for the Buckeyes and is now ready for the NFL.
As a five-star recruit out of high school, Davis decided to leave the state of California and go to Ohio State. He redshirted his first year on campus. As a redshirt freshman he took over a starting role late in the season. He was a starter for the full 2019 season and it paid off, as he was a First Team All-American. The Buckeyes made the CFP in 2019 partially due to his good play. For his redshirt junior season in 2020, he was once again an All-American. Ohio State went to the National Championship before losing to Alabama.
After two dominant seasons, Davis has declared for the NFL Draft. He is a projected first or second round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Davis is a very physical guard, who displays great strength. His strength helps him be great in the running game, as he is able to physically dominate his matchup. In the passing game, he is able to sustain his blocks longer than most because of how strong he is. His strength comes from his legs, but it extends to his hands, which are also powerful and violent.
His demeanor is great for a guard in the NFL, as he is nasty. He is always looking for work and has a good motor. On top of that he will play through the whistle. Davis won’t back down from any matchup and displays his physicality often.
He is a very good run blocker because of his strength and demeanor. Davis is a move blocker, who opens up gigantic holes for running backs. After winning his initial matchup at the line of scrimmage, he is able to physically dominate defenders at the next level if he gets his hands on them.
Davis doesn’t have great athleticism. He can move decently well, but he has a tough time blocking in space. When he pulls, defenders on the second or third levels can get around him because of how much faster they are than him. Davis needs to find a way to get his hands on defenders when he is going to the second level to increase the chances of big plays happening.
Because he isn’t the greatest athlete, it might resign Davis to a zone-blocking team. He can do decently in a man-blocking scheme, especially if plays are run to his side, but in order for him to be at his best, a zone-blocking scheme might be best. This will allow him to not have to play in space as much.
His flexibility also isn’t the greatest. This isn’t as big of an issue at guard as it is at tackle, but pass rushers can take advantage of this. Even on the interior, defenders can dip and get around him because he doesn’t have the best flexibility.
Projected Draft Range: First Round Pick-Second Round Pick
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