6 guards the Vikings could select in the 2021 NFL Draft

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Wyatt Davis (Ohio State)


Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 315 pounds

One of the biggest problems with the Vikings’ offensive line has been the number of times we’ve seen a player fall to the turf. Whether it’s Garrett Bradbury raising his arms like he just won a game of flip cup or Dakota Dozier completely whiffing on a block, it’s comical how many times a Vikings lineman has found themselves in a bad situation during the recent past.

Minnesota won’t have this problem if they select Wyatt Davis. A 6-foot-4, 315-pound mauler out of Ohio State, Davis brings the stubbornness of a Snorlax when it comes to pass protection as he allowed no sacks during the 2019 season.

Davis has some issues when it comes to picking up blitzes. When teams throw pressure at him, he has a hard time picking up linebackers and safeties, which leads to trouble. Davis allowed 15 hurries in 2019 before allowing three sacks during the 2020 season.

Despite his flaws, Davis would be a strong addition to the Vikings. His athleticism is tailor-made for a zone-blocking scheme and the ability to blast defenders in run blocking could create bigger lanes for Dalvin Cook. A strong all-around prospect like Davis is exactly what Minnesota should be looking for at guard.