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Wyatt Davis highly underrated in updated NFL mock drafts
Wyatt Davis had one of the most decorated careers for an offensive lineman in Ohio State history.
He’s a two-time consensus All-American, played in two College Football Playoffs and won multiple Big Ten titles with the Buckeyes. He also rarely ever gave up any quarterback pressures or sacks. What’s not to love about Davis on the field? According to some NFL scouts, Davis is not as highly-rated on draft boards as anticipated.
Anthony Treash from ProFootball Focus projects Davis will fall all the way into the second round in his latest mock draft, falling to the Seattle Seahawks at No. 56, near the end of the second round of selections. Treash has his reasonings for the Buckeyes star interior offensive lineman falling into the second round. Part of that reasoning is here:
Davis is a high-risk, high-reward type of pick. He has a knee issue that caused him to go down several times in 2020, but Davis was clearly one of the best pass-protecting interior offensive linemen in college football the year prior. He logged 459 pass-block snaps in 2019 and did not allow a single sack or hit on the quarterback. The physical skill set is there. The only question is, can he stay healthy?
Davis has been one of the best offensive lineman in college football for the last two seasons, but there are still some scouts who are skeptical of his draft stock.
Paul Finebaum talks Urban Meyer, Ryan Day on Tim May Podcast
The offseason is still full of storylines this time of year for Ohio State, and the Tim May Podcast is here with another episode to break it all down with a huge national guest.
Tim welcomes on national college football media personality Paul Finebaum for a conversation about Ohio State’s place in the national picture, why he thinks former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer will fail in the NFL and plenty more.
Tim also welcomes Lettermen Row senior writer Austin Ward on the show to talk about some of the most intriguing storylines about the Buckeyes as they prepare to head into spring practice. They also broke down plenty of what Ohio State has to do in the coming months and more about Urban Meyer’s move to the NFL.
Four-star receiver prepping for visit to Columbus
Ohio State can’t have visitors on campus due to the ongoing dead period imposed by the NCAA. But that won’t stop four-star Arizona receiver Kyion Grayes from making a visit with his family to the city of Columbus and the Ohio State campus.
Grayes is all set for that visit this weekend, and Lettermen Row’s Birm has more on the upcoming visit:
The 6-foot-1, 170-pound receiver from Chandler (Ariz.) High School will head east with his parents on Friday and begin a four-day visit to Central Ohio, something he’s been looking forward to since being offered by Ohio State receivers coach Brian Hartline last October.
“It really is just a good relationship,” Grayes told Lettermen Row’s recruiting ace Jeremy Birmingham while in Arizona on Sunday morning. “Things just feel like family with the Buckeyes and Coach Hartline, because he keeps it real with me 100 percent of the time — and I want that. This trip is really important because I just want to see the environment there and get a feel for it.
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