Ohio State OG Wyatt Davis named perfect fit for Raiders at No. 17

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The way the Raiders want to win football games is by using a balanced offense with a dominating offensive line. Unfortunately, that wasn’t always the case in 2020 as the team was forced to battle through multiple injuries at guard and offensive tackle.

The Raiders could be in some offensive line trouble this offseason as Denzelle Good is a free agent and it wouldn’t be surprising if Richie Incognito retired or the team released him. He’ll turn 38 in July and is coming off a major Achilles injury.

That is why the team could be in the market for a new left guard, especially if they are unable to retain Good. One possible option is Ohio State’s Wyatt Davis, who many believe is the top guard in this draft. In a recent article by Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report, Davis was named a player that would be a perfect fit for the Raiders.

“The Las Vegas Raiders may move on from veteran guard Richie Incognito this offseason. He was only healthy for two games in 2020, and the Raiders can save nearly $5.5 million in cap space by releasing him. If that happens, Las Vegas will need to find a new long-term answer at guard.

Ohio State’s Wyatt Davis could be the perfect replacement. He’s a physical mauler in the run game and a capable pass protector. According to Renner, Davis allowed just four sacks over the past two seasons combined.”

Davis initially opted out of the 2020 season, but eventually returned to the field for the Buckeyes. While he might not have been quite as dominant this season as he was last year, he’s still a powerful guard and an elite pass protector.

We know that Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden value big-school production early in the draft and that is why Davis will certainly get consideration. Keep an eye on him as a possible sleeper selection for the Raiders in Round 1.