Wyatt Davis’ chances of making 2022 Vikings roster looking grim

Minnesota Vikings offensive guard Wyatt Davis' feet never left the ground in his rookie year, nor does it look like he's any closer to lifting off in 2022.
The Athletic's Chad Graff recently noted that Davis and new rookie Ed Ingram didn't get snaps at the starters. Ingram, a second-round pick in the 2022 NFL draft, apparently has the excuse of being a newcomer still working to get up to speed on offense. The expectations are that he will eventually work his way up to contribute.
But Davis' goose appears to be cooked by this point.
The fact that last year's team saw Oli Udoh as a better option than he was on the field is as bad as it gets.
Back in March, ESPN's Courtney Cronin, a former Vikings beat reporter, said she was told the Vikings' expenses for Davis in the third round were essentially a "Rick Spielman special."
"Two scouts I spoke to at the Minnesota Vikings organization said that this guy wasn't even a replacement for them — okay? That was the reality of the situation," Cronin said during an appearance on the Purple Insider podcast.
Not even a backup - whoops.
That could soon become a reality with Jesse Davis and Chris Reed all taking snaps with the starters now. Ingram won't be too far behind, and at this point Udoh has an experience advantage.
Where is Davis on the roster?
If there was ever time for a fire, the former No. 86 overall needs a roaring campfire at training camp. It will take a massive turn to impress a new hire who has no ties to him as a draft pick.
General manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and head coach Kevin O'Connell are building their own ship and there will be no exceptions for outcasts from the previous regime.
Spielman fails to save Wyatt Davis.
The only person who can save Davis is himself by going out there and proving he deserves an opportunity to stay on the list. And yet the greatest indictment is the fact that he failed to do so in one of the most problematic positions for the team.
Opportunity was knocking all season long in 2021, and Davis never came close to answering the door. Even with the earlier practices, things don't seem to be getting any better.
Those punches are weakening by the day and are beginning to paint a bleak picture of Davis' future in Minnesota.
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