Wyatt Davis becomes first Ohio State player to opt out of 2020 season, declare for draft
Offensive lineman Wyatt Davis is the first Ohio State player to decide to not play the 2020 campaign and declare for the draft.  Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Wyatt Davis becomes first Ohio State player to opt out of 2020 season, declare for draft

With the coronavirus still killing thousands of Americans every day, some college football players aren't willing to take the risk and play the 2020 season. While many schools have canceled their seasons, some haven't, and it's led to players deciding to opt out and declare for the NFL Draft. 

According to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, Wyatt Davis is the first Ohio State player to decide to not play the 2020 campaign and declare for the 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."

The 6-foot-4, 315-pound offensive lineman projects as a first-round selection in the 2021 draft, and one scout said he's a better guard prospect than Cesar Ruiz who went 24th overall in this year's draft, Thamel adds. 

The scout went on to compare Davis to former Stanford star David DeCastro and former Buckeye Pat Elflein. 

According to BetOnline.ag, Clemson and Alabama have the best odds at winning the NCAA title this season. With Ohio State having low chances of winning a title, it won't be surprising to see more players decide to opt out. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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