Vikings’ Rookie Wyatt Davis Has All-Pro Potential
I’ve been saying this since draft night, the Vikings got an absolute steal in Wyatt Davis. The offensive guard out of Ohio State was widely regarded as one of the best interior lineman in the 2021 draft. The former Buckeye possesses many eye-popping traits, such as power, mobility, and awareness to be a top-tier lineman in the league. Davis’ power is probably his most desirable trait, as he can move just about anyone off the line of scrimmage. Davis also has a knack for being a bulldozer, which will bode well for running back Dalvin Cook in the run game.
Wyatt Davis shows off some of his impressive power here,
The video is from this week’s rookie mini camp. There was some uncertainty whether Davis was going to participate this week, but Davis has always been a guy who can play through adversity. Mike Zimmer was also very impressed by Davis. Zimmer went on to say, “Wyatt’s got terrific size. He’s got great movement.” per Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. The Viking’s head coach had mentioned he wanted to add some “beef” to the offensive line, and the addition of Davis provides that.
The rookie was first-team All American in both 2019 and 2020. Even though Davis struggled a little more than usual in 2020, he still had a very productive season. The lineman was also fighting through a knee injury that was a nuisance all year long, but battled through it. Davis had mentioned in an interview that the injury caused a slight drop off in his level of play, but he was going to go out there for his team no matter what. It’s always a positive when you have warriors along the offensive line.
Stud in the Making
Lance Zierlein of NFL.com had this to say of Wyatt Davis, “there is no questioning Davis’ strength or toughness. He has plenty of highlight reels spotlighting a chippy on-field demeanor.” That is something the Vikings have truly missed. Toughness and nastiness. It’s something you need when you line up in the trenches every play, and the likes of Dakota Dozier and Dru Samia DID NOT have that trait, at all. It’ll be a breath of fresh air, knowing Wyatt Davis is going to punch the opponent in the mouth come game day. All of these physical attributes, and on-field traits lead up to one thing, and that is success at the next level. It’s going to fun to watch Wyatt Davis grow into the next mauler in the NFL.