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JetNation 2022 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State

Garrett Wilson

WR, Ohio State, #5

 

Measurables

Height: 5116

Weight: 183

Hand Size: 0978

Arm Size: 3200

Wingspan: 7648

 

2022 NFL Scouting Combine

40-Yard Dash: 4.38

Vertical Jump: 36

Broad Jump: 11.25

3-Cone Drill: —

Bench Press: —

 

Film Study

Games Watched: Minnesota 2021, Oregon 2021, Penn State 2021

  • Route Running: ++
  • Hands: ++
  • Release: ++
  • Separation/Quickness: ++
  • Ball Skills: ++
  • Speed: ++
  • Size: +
  • Run Blocking: ++
  • Versatility: ++
  • Football IQ: ++

Notes

  • Only 2 drops on 102 targets, caught 89.7% of catchable balls
  • Combine: 8th-best 40 Yard Dash for WR

 

Summary

Garrett Wilson was a 5-star athlete, and #3 overall player in Texas coming out of high school. He was a three-year starter at Ohio State, totalling 2,213 receiving yards on 143 catches with 24 total touchdowns in his career. Wilson is an advanced route runner and separator with great short area quickness and very strong hands at the catch point. He possesses a large catch radius, and his ability to go up over defenders and pluck the ball is impressive for his size. He has the speed to take any play the distance, and confirmed that speed with a surprising 4.38 forty at the NFL Scouting Combine. In the run game, Wilson is a more than willing blocker, never afraid to make contact with a defender. His versatility is a strength, having played both on the perimeter and in the slot for the Buckeyes.

From a player skill set perspective, Garrett Wilson is similar to 2nd-year wideout Elijah Moore, so it will be interesting to see how the Jets view the class, and also how they want to build the offense around Zach Wilson. Assuming New York takes an offensive lineman or edge rusher with the 4th overall pick, Wilson would be an easy pick to make from a talent standpoint. New York has a tremendous need at the position after missing out on several veterans in Free Agency, and Garrett Wilson would be a day one contributor alongside Corey Davis and Elijah Moore.

This Article Was Written By Dylan Tereman

Dylan Tereman

I was born and raised in New Jersey, just recently moving to Spartanburg, SC. I am 23 and have been a Jets fan since I was 6. Through all the peaks and valleys, I am proud to be a fan of the Green & White and I’m excited to contribute to JetNation in anyway I can.