7 takeaways from the first three weeks of Vikings OTAs

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Making the final roster will be tough for Davis

When the Vikings selected former Ohio State guard Wyatt Davis in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft, some felt like he was a bit of a steal.

At Ohio State, Davis was a two-time All-American, and it’s not like he was facing weak competition each week. He played for a college program that was always in the hunt for a national championship.

As a rookie with Minnesota last season, however, Davis was unable to get on the field for a single offensive snap. It’s not like he was sitting behind a future Hall-of-Fame right guard either, Oli Udoh could barely keep anyone in front of him last year.

Some wondered if Davis would get a better shot to prove himself with the Vikings hiring a new coaching staff this offseason. But so far, it hasn’t been the case during the team’s OTA practices.

Veterans Jesse Davis and Chris Reed have been splitting time at right guard with the first-team offense this spring, and a few weeks ago, Minnesota used a second-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft on former LSU guard Ed Ingram.

That’s already three players with the ability to play right guard that likely have a better shot to make the Vikings’ final 2022 roster than Davis.

Things could possibly change during training camp and the preseason, but for now, it seems like a spot on the practice squad might be the best-case scenario for Davis to remain with Minnesota in 2022.

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