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OL Wyatt Davis (1st Team All B1G, 1st Team All-American)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Smudger, May 3, 2016.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    Long before Wyatt Davis was one of the most dominant offensive linemen in the country, his father was one of the most fearsome football players in television show history.

    And young Wyatt had no idea.

    Young Wyatt Davis didn’t understand. Years before he’d be maul opposing defenders as an Ohio State offensive lineman, Davis would walk alongside his father Duane and wonder why strangers would walk straight up to his dad and say “KILL EVERYBODY.” Then the mystery would deepen when they’d call Wyatt’s dad by another name.

    “All these people would come up calling him Alvin Mack,” Wyatt says.

    So eventually he asked. Exactly who is this Alvin Mack guy?


    Once Wyatt was old enough to understand that the people on the movie screen weren’t actually mobsters or dinosaur hunters or pro athletes, Duane explained the job that had sustained him throughout his 20s and 30s. “I had no clue that he was even an actor,” Wyatt says.


    Around the turn of the century, most of the roles Davis got offered required long stints in other countries. He had two young boys, David and Wyatt, at home, and he didn’t want to miss seeing them grow up. ...

    So Duane changed jobs. He got to watch sons David and Wyatt grow up and become football players themselves. David played defensive line at Washington State and Cal. Wyatt grew into a five-star offensive line recruit whose first scholarship offer came from Alabama. By Wyatt’s senior season at St. John Bosco High in 2016, he was the top-ranked offensive guard prospect in the country. He started at right guard as a redshirt sophomore in 2019 and enters 2020 as one of the Buckeyes’ best players.

    Before long, Wyatt may be the most famous member of the family.

    All I know is that I'm going to need Ohio State's video team to recreate this scene for me with Wyatt in the film room. It would truly be a service to the world.

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  2. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  3. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  4. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    R.I.P. to a legend
  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Wyatt Davis honored his late grandfather.

  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    OL Wyatt Davis
    Wyatt Davis probably could have been a first-round selection in the 2020 draft if he chose to leave school. But the first-team All-American decided another year of college football will be beneficial for his development — and he wants to win a national title. Davis has all the tools; he’s a powerful run-blocker and a dynamic pass-protector. The interior of the Ohio State offensive line will certainly be a strength with Davis returning. The only way he wouldn’t be a high draft choice would be an injury, but he has proven to be durable. Davis should be a preseason All-America selection and a first-round pick at this time next spring.
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  7. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    It would actually come as a shock if Davis were not picked in Round 1.
  8. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    What a wonderful grandfather he had...
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  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Greg Studrawa Looking For Less Destruction, More Obstruction From Wyatt Davis


    Wyatt Davis was an All-American last year as a first-year starter at right guard for the Buckeyes. As a 5-star signee in 2017, he came in with sizable expectations. Despite those expectations, however, he redshirted like most true freshmen offensive linemen tend to do.

    Davis then emerged in 2018 as a reliable backup, and stepped up greatly in two postseason starts.

    As a redshirt sophomore last year, Davis started every game for the Buckeyes, earning Champion status 10 times, which was third-most on the team.

    A powerful run blocker, Davis imposes his will on the defenders in his path and is already being talked about as the best draft-eligible guard in college football.

    None of this is a surprise to Ohio State offensive line coach Greg Studrawa, who has seen Davis grow every day.

    “The best thing about Wyatt, the thing that he did the best and why everybody’s talking about him is because he’s physical. He tries to destroy people,” Studrawa said. “He doesn’t try to just position block or just get the job done. He wants to try to destroy you physically, every single play that he’s in there.”

    Throughout the season last year, Davis would routinely mention being behind teammate Jonah Jackson in knockdowns and his desire to eliminate that deficit. He plays with the right attitude for a run blocker, but there is more to the game — especially under head coach Ryan Day — than simply running the ball.

    Studrawa loves Davis’ demeanor in the run game, but it can sometimes lead to problems in pass protecction.

    “And while that’s a blessing, to answer the second part of your question, that’s a curse too at times because sometimes he gets off the framework of his technique,” Studrawa said. “Sometimes in pass protection he tries to be a little too aggressive, and they get him off balance and they get him out of whack and he gives up some pressures.”

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  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Redshirt junior Wyatt Davis is the No. 1 guard for Kiper, while redshirt junior center Josh Myers is the No. 3 center. Both could be selected in the first round should they choose to come out early.
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  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Three Buckeyes among top 25 players that returned to school

    Every year, dozens of underclassmen make the decision to forgo their final year of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft. For the most part, those players ultimately end up being selected.

    However, on some occasions, players that left school early do not ultimately hear their name called over the course of the three-day, seven-round draft. Those underclassmen probably would have been better off sticking around campus for another year of seasoning.

    With that in mind, Michael Renner of Pro Football Focus recently published a list of the top 25 college football players that decided to return to school for the 2020 season.

    Three Ohio State Buckeyes standouts appear on the list: guard Wyatt Davis, cornerback Shaun Wade and running back Trey Sermon.
    Davis, who is ranked No. 9 on this list by PFF, was a star up front for an offense that was among the nation’s most productive a season ago. In 2019, Ohio State averaged 46.9 points per game (third in the FBS) and 529.9 yards per game (fourth in FBS).

    "Davis would have likely been a second-round grade for us had he declared last season,” Renner wrote. “He and Jonah Jackson formed the top guard tandem in all of college football last season. Davis didn’t allow a single sack or hit on 459 pass-blocking snaps. There’s not much he has to prove in our eyes, as continued technical improvement could boost him into the first round.”

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  12. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Re: Way-too-early mock drafts gave plenty of love to Justin Fields, Shaun Wade and Chris Olave – deservedly so – but if Davis ain't on some draft seers' big boards now, you better believe he will be by December.

    He ain't getting out of the first round, and if he does, someone's stealing.

    Another 1st rounder for the Buckeyes?

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  14. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    A lot of times, you have to just look at blocking efficiency stats to really know how dominant an OL is since you aren't able to follow each OL every play. In terms of noticing sheer dominance during a game, Wyatt was one of the most dominant I can remember standing out. He absolutely mauled defenders last year. That being said, I usually noticed him kicking ass run blocking and had no idea he didn't give up a single sack all of last year. That is incredible and has to be one of the best sophomore year OL has ever had here (shit, probably regardless of position all things being equal).
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  15. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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