NFL Draft Guard, Center Rankings 2021: From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft Guard, Center Rankings 2021: From The College Perspective

2021 NFL Draft

NFL Draft Guard, Center Rankings 2021: From The College Perspective

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2. Wyatt Davis, Ohio State (OG)

Size: 6-3, 315

The Good: You want this guy on your line to set the tone for everything else. You want a tough guy’s tough guy who’ll work his tail off to beat up the guy in front of him.

Forget that he’s not massive and blow off his lack of quickness. There’s going to be a fight on the inside of an NFL line, and he’s going to make sure he wins it.

Of course every NFL blocker is nasty – Davis can hit, too. He’s a blaster who has the strength to take over at times with the ability you don’t have to worry about. Effort is never going to be a concern.

The Not-So-Good: Does he have all of the tools to go along with the want-to? He’s got the talent and toughness, but he’s not out of central casting.

He’s got enough overall athleticism to be fine on an NFL line, but he’s not going to always be as fluid as you might like – it’s all relative for these massive guys – against the quicker interior linemen. Throw in a few injury concerns – he got knocked out of the national championship against Alabama with a leg problem – and …

NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: He’ll be fine. He might slide just a wee bit because he’s not the perfect prospect for the interior, but that’s for the draftniks to worry about. For those who just want a really good football player who’ll block the guy in front of him better than just about anyone else in this draft, he’ll be an easy pick to bring an attitude to the offensive front.

Projected Round: Second

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