The New Orleans Saints are in unfamiliar territory when it comes to their offensive line. They're used to having one of the best units in the league but with the departure of Terron Armstead in the offseason, they've been forced to bring in reinforcements on the line. Wyatt Davis is the newest member of the Saints' offensive line.
New Orleans plucked Davis off the Giants' practice squad and, to the surprise of no one, the guy played college ball at Ohio State, which seems to be a requirement of playing for the NOLA Saints these days.
Davis, a former third-round pick just last year by the Vikings, appeared in six games as a rookie. He mostly appeared on special teams but spent his time at Ohio State at right guard, which is currently manned by Cesar Ruiz, another former draft bust (or so it appears).
Wyatt Davis provides depth on Saints offensive line
As of now, the starting o-line for NOLA will be James Hurst at left tackle, Andrus Peat at left guard, Erik McCoy at center, Ruiz at right guard, and Ryan Ramczyk at right tackle. The backups will consist of Landon Young, Tanner Owen, Calvin Throckmorton, Lewis Kidd, and now Davis. The Saints could opt to move one of those players as the corresponding move to Davis' addition but we'll have to wait and see in that department. They could move an injured player to IR instead.
The offensive line has been a strength for the Saints for many years now but this year is going to be a different story. Davis probably won't see much action on the o-line (at least that's the hope) but he's a former third-round pick who hasn't gotten to shine much. Why not take a chance on him?
Wyatt Davis' addition might not be a big one but who knows? Maybe New Orleans can get something out of him.