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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. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  2. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Wyatt Davis, Josh Myers Talk Quarantine, Home Workouts, More


    Wyatt Davis

    + Davis has found a place where he can work out. It’s not the same as Ohio State, but it works. It’s tough to find open fields in California and not get kicked off of it. But he’s found a place in the last few days, so hopefully they can keep using it. The key is to keep busy. “This truly is a weird time right now and I think we’ve been doing our best at trying to make the most out of the situation that we’ve been dealt with.”

    + Davis recently lost his grandfather. “It was obviously very tough when he passed.” He had been struggling with his health for the last couple of years, so they knew it was eventually coming. His grandfather was his hero coming up. He came from nothing and was an underdog his whole life, drafted in the 16th round, then to have a hall of fame career, and then be successful as a businessman outside of football. His work ethic was inspiring. “He didn’t let people put him in a box of just being an athlete. He broke out of that box.” His grandfather was always around when Wyatt was growing up. They had to remove his grandfather from the hospital to make room for Coronavirus victims. “I’m very appreciative of each second I was able to spend with him.” “He was like a second father to me.” “He’s what I want to be as a football player and a businessman.”

    + He has been trying to find a field that is long enough to mimic a 10-play drive. “For me, I just want to make sure I’m as crisp as I can be when it’s time to come back.” He is trying to keep his quickness and conditioning the same as it was when the quarantine hit. “Which is kind of hard to do right now.”

    + Mickey Marotti talked yesterday about a speech that Davis gave back in the winter that had him in tears. Davis was asked about it. He said it was during mat drills. He said he wasn’t as vocal as he should have been as a starter last year, but during that speech he wanted to open his heart up because he had the respect of his teammates to do so. He told the team that everybody wants great things, but not everybody is willing to put in the work. He didn’t want to see seniors leave the field after a loss to end the season ever again. Those mat drills would set the pace. He told the team that he was bought in and people needed to buy in. The point of the message was being accountable. Are players doing the extra work and taking the extra steps. Right now there is nobody holding their hands and nobody is going to know what you’re doing besides you, so hopefully that message still resonates. “I get the sense that people are really working and people want to be great.”

    + He got that fire from his grandfather and his dad. Don’t be complacent to simply get the job done.

    + He is looking forward to getting back with everybody. They have learned to be more appreciative of what they’ve got going on at OSU.

    + He is leading by reaching out to the young guys just to see how they’re doing. Not because he has to but because he cares. He’s vocal in meetings. Just talking to guys and being there for them is leading right now. He has told all of the guys that they can call him at any hour of the day. He is available for his teammates right now.

    + They went into last year with no idea what to expect as an offensive line. This year they are much, much more aware of themselves and what it takes to play at a high level and prepare at a high level. That will give them an edge this year.

    + Davis said he’s sign whatever waiver was necessary or any type of quarantining to be able to play this year. Yes, there is a concern about getting sick and they want to make sure they don’t spread it around.

    + Missing spring was tough because that’s a time to fix mistakes and issues. Not having that is a concern for the season. “But at the end of the day, you can only worry so much.”

    + Asked what protocols they’d like to see upon their return, Davis said temperature checks before entering the building is probably a must. Smaller workout groups have been talked about. The medical staff has been great at informing them about the virus and the do’s and don’ts.

    + This is a very big year for him, but more importantly it’s a very big year for the team. Everybody would be very upset if they lost this season. But at the end of the day, you have to have a backup plan. His backup plan would be to work even harder.

    + Davis wakes up at 6 in the morning. He works out from 6:40 for about an hour. He then comes home and has meetings. Then after meetings he works out in a field around 2:00 pm and does position drills. And this is pretty much a daily thing.

    + They saw a lot of strides in the other guys on the offensive line in the winter and spring. There was just something about this year where you saw a bunch of young guys taking that next step in the workouts. They were grinding. All of the early enrollees have been awesome. As a unit they were all taking such huge strides. After the first spring practice he felt the first-team, second-team, and third-team were all getting after it. After that one practice he felt this offensive line could be able to dominate this year. Matt Jones has made a huge jump. Harry Miller has been great since he got here. Paris Johnson is a leader for the young guys. “I just love to see that.”

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  4. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    1st-team All-American human.
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  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    The most complete offensive lineman on Ohio State's roster, Wyatt Davis enters his redshirt junior season ready to vault up NFL Draft boards after an outstanding 2019 season.

    The five-star out of Bellflower, California earned first-team All-American honors as a first-time, full-time starter at right guard, teaming with Josh Myers and Jonah Jackson to form one of the nation's truly elite interior offensive lines.

    With the trio leading the way, Ohio State ranked No. 6 in the country in yards per carry (5.63) and No. 4 in total offense with 529.9 yards per game.

    Davis is back for one more shot at a national title and his ability to be nasty in run blocking and agile in pass pro is of supreme value to Day's offense.

    Moreover, the candidates to back him up have yet to see significant snaps in a game in which the outcome was ever in doubt.

    Redshirt senior Gavin Cupp likely has first dibs if Davis were forced out of action. The Ohio product logged just 174 snaps last year. If not Cupp, Matthew Jones would be in the mix and redshirt sophomore played only 114 snaps a year ago.

    No offense to those guys but losing Davis would be crippling to Ohio State's aspirations.

    Just sayin': I'd have Fields as #1, Wade as #2, and Davis and Myers as 3.a. and 3.b on list. Wyatt Davis and Josh Myers will the consistant "anchors" on the OL.
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  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    After a dominant season as a redshirt sophomore in 2019, it should come as no surprise that Pro Football Focus named Wyatt Davis its most valuable returning guard in college football for the 2020 season.

    And it's safe to say Kevin Wilson thinks they made the right call.

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    Two comments here:

    1) Watching the games last year I'd never guessed that he was all that dominate. The only offense linemen you notice are the ones that get their name called for missing a block and/or their number called for commuting a penalty. Such is the life for offensive linemen.

    2) This season he will be a red-shirt junior and a 1st round draft pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Which is why you really don't gain that additional year by red-shirting the great ones, etc.
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    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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