Report: Ohio State star OL declaring for NFL Draft
One of Ohio State’s star offensive linemen has decided to opt out of the 2020 season and instead begin training for the next level.
Potential first-round selection Wyatt Davis told Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports that he has decided to declare for the 2021 NFL Draft. He’s the first Buckeye to make the announcement, from a roster loaded with next-level talent.
“My family and I were waiting to hear any good news that there would be a possibility to play in the fall,” Davis told Thamel. “A the weeks went on, after the initial cancellation, the news didn’t seem to favor that we would have an opportunity to play for a national championship if there was a season. At this point, my family and I made the decision that it would be my best decision to take the next step.”
Ohio State was considered one of the favorites in the national championship race this season, returning a plethora of talent along the offensive line and at the skill positions. The Buckeyes finished last season 13-1, with the only loss coming to Clemson in the semifinal round of the College Football Playoff.
Davis joins a handful of other B1G players to declare for the NFL Draft, along with Rondale Moore (Purdue), Rashod Bateman (Minnesota), Micah Parsons (Penn State), Rashawn Slater (Northwestern) and Jalen Mayfield (Michigan).
Davis has played in all 28 games for the Buckeyes over the last two seasons. In 2019, he started in every contest.