What the Vikings can expect from Wyatt Davis in 2021

(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) Wyatt Davis
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The Good

Mauling ability

The Vikings want to get out in the run game and use their lineman in space. Wyatt Davis is not the most athletic guard in the world, but he has shown just how dangerous he can be in the run game as a people-mover.

He brings a nice blend of functional power and mobility into space, which will be a perfect match with Minnesota’s zone run scheme. Davis is dominant at the point of attack and he rarely loses his reps in both the run game and in pass protection. Minnesota will be able to play to his strengths and use the youth next to him to take some of the load off of his shoulders.


Davis is young, but he has a nice body of work already under his belt as a multi-year starter at Ohio State, one of the top college programs in the country. He was thrust into action early and he lived up to his high expectations. HIs 2019 season was one of the best single seasons an offensive lineman could ask for.

Throughout his career at Ohio State, Davis allowed just four sacks across 865 pass-block snaps. Having someone along the interior that can keep Kirk Cousins safe is all you can ask for at this point in the draft.

His experience alone is great, but it also comes with NFL technique and a large body that will make him an immediate force at the next level. I would be shocked beyond belief if Davis did not open the season as a starting guard on any team in the NFL, let alone the Vikings.

Davis uses good hands, proper technique and footwork, and good agility to his advantage. He is fluid enough to win in space, but he will make a name for himself as a big-bodied bully next to Garrett Bradbury.