Ohio State right guard Wyatt Davis has announced that he is foregoing his remaining eligibility and entering the 2021 NFL Draft.
Davis was a unanimous All-American during the 2020 season, becoming the 33rd Buckeye to ever earn unanimous recognition. He was also a First-Team All-American following the 2019 season.
A two-year starter for the Buckeyes, Davis came to Ohio State as a 5-star prospect. He redshirted as a true freshman in 2017 and then earned a pair of late-season starts as a redshirt freshman during the Buckeyes’ postseason in 2018.
Davis was part of an offense that led the Big Ten in scoring and rushing in each of his two years as a starter. He is projected as one of the top interior linemen in the 2021 draft and is expected to be a first-round selection.
In Davis’ place next year for Ohio State, the Buckeyes can turn to a number of options. With Harry Miller expected to be moving to center next year, there will likely be two open guard spots in 2021. Matt Jones filled in for Miller a couple of times this season and played well as a third-year player. He could be in line for a full-time role next season.
There is also a possibility that Paris Johnson gets a one-year layover at guard due to the return of Thayer Munford at left tackle and presumed return of Nick Petit-Frere at right tackle. Johnson was inserted into the lineup during the postseason at guard when injuries required it.
Even losing a player of Davis’ caliber, this was a deep group in 2020 and will be again in 2021.