Draft Profile: Ohio State Offensive Guard, Wyatt Davis
6 January 2021 DRAFT GUARD Opinion Philadelphia Eagles
Measurables: 6’4” 315 LBs
A 2020 consensus All-American offensive guard, Davis was born in Bellflower, California where he attended St. John Bosco High School. A five-star recruit from all major high school scouting departments, Davis committed to play football at Ohio State but had offers from Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Stanford, UCLA, US and Washington. As a true freshman, Davis was redshirted to help develop his raw athleticism. As a redshirt freshman, Davis started the final two games of the season, the Big Ten Championship Game and 2019 Rose Bowl. In his redshirt sophomore season, Davis was recognized as an AP first-team All-American. Originally opting out of the 2020 season, Davis later opted back in and has helped the Buckeyes on their route to National Championship hopes. Although Davis let up two sacks in the first two games of the 2020 season, he quickly found his anchor and has created much needed stability along the Buckeyes’ offensive line for quarterback Justin Fields.
- Run Blocking/Drive Blocking
- Lateral Mobility
- Functional Power
- Quick Feet
- Strong Hands
- Technique has room to improve
- Outside Zone Concepts
- Sustaining Secondary Rush Moves
- Run Block Aggression (second level patience)
- Pass Blocking Assignment understanding
Brandon Scherff. Premier run-blocking guard prospect with a similar size and frame to Davis, Scherff had a similar pre-draft profile. Excellent movement skills while sliding between blocks, pulling into space and getting to the edge on screens.
26-40. Davis will be the first offensive guard taken in the NFL Draft but this projection relies on the position that he plays. He’s not a Quinten Nelson type of prospect and his draft stock will show that. As good as Davis has been, he’s not a generational offensive guard even though he projects as the best at his position. Expect a team that has had marginal success recently to take a chance on solidifying the offensive line for an already productive passer later in the first round to take Wyatt Davis.
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