The Minnesota Vikings have made the third of their four third-round picks in the 2021 NFL Draft. . .and, yes, he can play guard.
With the 86th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings have selected Wyatt Davis, a guard from Ohio State University.
As you can see from his list of accomplishments, Davis is pretty damn good. I mean, two-time All-American and two-time First-Team All-Big Ten? That’s pretty tough to argue with. He had to deal with some injuries this past season, but if he’s back and healthy this is absolute larceny at #86 overall.
Dane Brugler of The Athletic has Davis as the #5 guard in this year’s draft class and the #63 overall player on his Big Board. Here’s what Brugler has to say about Davis:
In pass protection and as a run blocker, Davis is quick to get the upper hand due to his striking power, body control and competitive nature. While his physical appetite is a strength, he can be too eager to initiate contact without getting his feet underneath him, leaving him off-balance and on the ground. Overall, Davis must play under control and improve his snap-to-snap consistency, but his forceful hands, powerful anchor and finishing skills are NFL-ready. He projects as a guard who will compete for immediate snaps.
I would be surprised if Davis wasn't a factor on the offensive line right away for this team. Add Davis to the selection of Christian Darrisaw, and the Vikings may have just set the left side of their offensive line for the long term.
Welcome to Minnesota, Wyatt Davis!