What the Vikings can expect from Wyatt Davis in 2021

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What to expect from Wyatt Davis in 2021

I’ll continue to push the idea that Wyatt Davis should be expected to start as soon as he arrives in Minnesota. They have a glaring need at either guard spot with Ezra Cleveland taking over the other side and Davis was not drafted to sit behind the ever-promising Dakota Dozier and Dru Samia.

He will be trusted to step right in and play at a decent level as a rookie. If he can be even an average guard in his first season, the Vikings will be in a very good spot come the end of the year with a likely trip to the playoffs.

The offensive line held Minnesota’s offense back some last year, although the offense still put up insane numbers, but a revamped group in the trenches can do some damage.

Davis was a first-round prospect just eight months ago. A little bit of a down season should not deter fans from hoping he can help the Vikings’ offense in a major way. He is capable of manning the guard spot and keeping Kirk Cousins clean.

Minnesota has asked a lot out of recent third-round selections, including Cameron Dantzler last season. That will be no different this season, nor should it be. This was an excellent selection at a great value for the Vikings.

Things will not go perfectly for Davis as a rookie, and we should expect to see some rough patches as he adjusts to the NFL. But he will be a steady upgrade from what we saw at the left guard spot last season. His addition makes this team a lot better and that’s all you can really say at the moment.