With the 10th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the New York Jets draft Garrett Wilson, wide receiver out of Ohio State. The all-around athlete has some serious potential to make noise in the NFL with his shiftiness and ability to catch contested catches. He can line up anywhere on offense and should have no problem finding the end zone using his separation. Let’s take a closer look at Wilson.
Garrett Wilson Highlights
Jets Draft Garrett Wilson | 2022 NFL Draft Profile
Position: Wide Receiver
Weight: 192 lbs
College: Ohio State Buckeyes
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 Stats 2021 | Ohio State
What to Expect From Garrett Wilson in 2022
Get ready for the Wilson-to-Wilson connection because Garrett Wilson will make an immediate impact for the Jets offense. He now lines up next to Elijah Moore and has unproven quarterback Zach Wilson throwing to him now. Wilson is a pure athlete that will put up monster plays and a much-needed spark and weapon for Zach Wilson to develop.