5 interior offensive linemen Panthers could pick in the 2021 draft

(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) Wyatt Davis
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Wyatt Davis – Ohio State

When it comes to accomplished performers protecting the interior, then Wyatt Davis might just be the best of the bunch at guard. The Ohio State force has shaken off some injury problems to put together a prolific college career with the Buckeyes, meaning he might end up being a late first-round selection in 2021.

Davis has good mobility for a man his size and is powerful enough to create lanes on running downs. The prospect has nimble footwork and strong reactions that make hand placement on point on almost every down, with the player also boasting plenty of starting experience for one of the best programs in the college game.

The Carolina Panthers did bring back John Miller on a team-friendly deal, who could start at right guard briefly until Davis is ready to assume the role.

Judging by what we saw from the prospect in college, it shouldn’t be too long before Davis is not only starting in the NFL – but thriving in a professional environment. The Panthers need all the help they can get across the offensive line and this pick makes a ton of sense from the outside looking in at No. 39 overall.

Davis would also have the benefit of playing next to Taylor Moton, one of the league’s best right tackles who recently signed his franchise tender to prevent him from hitting the free-agent market.