What the Vikings can expect from Wyatt Davis in 2021

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The Bad

Athleticism does not fit perfectly

We have seen the Vikings target those athletic movers up front, including with this year’s first-round pick, Christian Darrisaw. With Darrisaw, Ezra Cleveland, and Brian O’Neill, Minnesota has a group of guys who can get out in space and be athletic freaks in the run game, while also being more than capable as pass protectors.

With Wyatt Davis, the athleticism is there, but it is not on the same level as the other guys. He will not be an electric mover out of the gate and he may be a bit slower than the others, which could be a challenge as they try to establish the run.


While Davis is a very stout blocker that can do a lot well, he does lack the size that is desired at the next level. He can pack a punch in his smaller frame, but there will be concerns about his length and lack of athleticism to overcome his short arms.

He could also stand to add some weight and be more of a true anchor on the inside, though that would only hurt his athleticism and ability to kick into the second level in rushing situations. These are minor issues that shouldn’t hold Davis back too much, but they are worth considering when we factor in his entire resume – and part of the reason as to why he lasted this long.