Giants claim former 3rd round offensive lineman off waivers

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Sep 7, 2019; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Wyatt Davis (52) against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

The interior of the 2022 New York Giants offensive line has had its struggles. Whether it be a lack of talent, injuries, or poor execution, any sort of upgrades or depth can only help.

Giants add iOL Wyatt Davis through waivers:

First-year general manager, Joe Schoen, was recently active in the waiver market. He was able to stash 2021 third-round draft pick, guard, Wyatt Davis. In correspondence with the transaction, the Giants let tight end, Chris Myarick go.

Davis is a very young, 23-year-old player in his second year and listed at 6-foot-4, 315 pounds. He spent all four of his years in college at Ohio State (2017-20). Davis was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings. Prior to the start of this year’s regular season, the Vikings let Davis go. He has since been on practice squads and active rosters of multiple teams.

Right after being released later this summer, Davis was originally claimed by the Giants, as he was added to the practice squad. After just a week, however, the New Orleans Saints were able to get him as they signed Davis to their active roster. That lasted two months, though, as the Saints waived him. Shortly after, the Arizona Cardinals claimed him. They ended up letting him go just two days ago, as he is now back with the Giants.

In two NFL seasons, Davis has only played in eight games with 31 total snaps (28 on special teams). So while he has talent as a former top recruit with some pedigree playing at Ohio State and being a third-round draft selection, Davis has gained virtually no experience in two years.

Clearly, with this now being the second time that the Giants have added him through waivers, they do like his skill set. Davis is young with some ability and could possibly provide some value to this offensive line as a depth piece moving forward.

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