Ohio State OL Wyatt Davis: 'I believe we would have won the national championship'
There’s no doubt in the mind of Wyatt Davis that Ohio State would have won the national championship this season. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem likely that the Buckeyes will get the opportunity to prove it.
On Aug. 11, the B1G opted to postpone the fall football season, meaning Ohio State would not be able to participate in the College Football Playoff. Though there seemed to be some momentum that the conference may think about reinstating the season, Davis was tired of waiting for a final decision to be made.
So, on Friday, Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports reported that Davis would enter his name in the 2021 NFL Draft, opting out of any 2020 season — whatever it may look like. Davis is considered by many to be a first-round prospect for the upcoming draft.
“It’s really heartbreaking,” Davis said. “I believe that we would have won the national championship this year. It’s really unfortunate. I feel for all those guys, especially the younger players going into this year having that taken away from them. It’s tough, but we are in a pandemic. It’s just really unfortunate. We had something really special.”
Ohio State was coming off a 13-1 season and was considered one of the top contenders to win the national title, along with Clemson, Alabama and Georgia.
Davis played in all 28 games over the last two seasons at Ohio State and started all 14 in 2019. He was part of an offensive line that many expected to be one of the best in the B1G, if not the country.