2021 NFL Draft: breaking down the top three offensive guards

Wyatt Davis #52 of the Ohio State Buckeyes. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Wyatt Davis #52 of the Ohio State Buckeyes. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /
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The 2021 NFL draft class is full of interesting guard prospects that could help many NFL teams get better.

This draft crop of guards is fairly deep when compared to the previous couple of years when teams start making selections. Some clubs will see these prospects as possible tackles or other positions but for the most part, these prospects will do best at guard. This position might not seem as important as the outside tackle position is but they are people movers.

It will be very interesting to see where these players go in the first couple of rounds in the draft. Other top-tier players could be potential tackle/guard options heading into this draft. Players like Alex Leatherwood, Trey Smith, Jackson Carman, and so many more are examples.

Wyatt Davis, Ohio State

Wyatt Davis is an absolute stud in the run game and that has allowed for his name to be in potential first-round contention. His pass-blocking can struggle at times and that is where his issues arise but that could be helped through coaching. If he can clean up his miscues in pass-blocking then this will be one of the best guards in this class. He is big and can absolutely rock any defender coming in his direction.

The biggest riser seems like it could be Davis as his physicality will draw a lot of NFL teams in his direction. Those that have the luxury of having more than one first-round selection could potentially shock the first night with this selection of Davis. The draft always has someone teetering in the first-round discussion and Davis will be one of those players for this year.