It is officially mock draft season! The 2022 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, with the first round kicking off on Thursday, April 28th. Of course, draft analysis, projections and rumors will be dominating the headlines until then. Among the players expected to hear his name called on the first day is wide receiver Garrett Wilson out of Ohio State.
The following is a complete Garrett Wilson NFL Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
Garrett Wilson NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Position: Wide Receiver
Weight: 192 lbs
College: Ohio State Buckeyes
Garrett Wilson Stats 2021 | Ohio State
Garrett Wilson Draft Profile
If there is one word to describe Garrett Wilson, it is simply “athlete.” Using his athleticism, Wilson almost makes it look easy to jump and snatch balls out of the air against all defenders. This culminates in Wilson having an exceptional catch radius, oftentimes coming down with passes that are out of his catch radius. Wilson is also able to create a good amount of separation from his defender. He has shown that as he creates great separation at the goal-line on fade and crossing routes. With the ball in his hands, Wilson is a natural runner. He can make moves to get into space quickly and succeed. He worked well on bubble and slip screen at Ohio State. Wilson also has the ability to line up all over the offense.
Wilson can struggle against physical press coverage, which we see daily in the NFL. The unknown surrounding Wilson is how he can play without a loaded receiver room. Ohio State’s receiver room included Chris Olave, who is projected to go in the 2022 NFL Draft’s first round. Improving on his route running will be key to his success in the NFL as he ran a majority of boundary routes in college.
Garrett Wilson Highlights
[player] Draft Projection
Garrett Wilson is currently projected to be drafted by the New Orleans Saints at No. 16.
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