Garrett Wilson

Garrett Wilson Is The Most Dynamic Wide Receiver In 2022 NFL Draft

♦Age/D.O.B. 21/07.22.2000
♦Class: Junior
♦Height: 6’0″
♦Weight: 190 lbs.
♦Hometown: Austin, Texas 
♦College: Ohio State Buckeyes

Garrett Wilson can change a game at any moment

Ohio State junior wide receiver Garrett Wilson is the definition of a playmaker. At any given moment, he possesses the ability to change the fortunes of a contest with one play.

As you can see above, he presents excellent athletic ability and play speed in the open field as a ball carrier. In the first two weeks of the 2021 season, he has averaged 15.2 yards per catch. In addition, he has scored a touchdown in each of the Buckeyes’ two contests. However, there is a method to his madness, and not many possess the gifts that Wilson does.

What are Wilson’s strengths?

Wilson is an elite talent when it comes to route-running. As a receiver, the ability to gain, maintain, and create separation is pivotal to success. The Austin, Texas native achieves all three with ease consistently.

In addition to super-route running, he is an exceptional athlete who can create spectacular catches due to his leaping ability.

When you think of a dependable wide receiver, he and his counterpart Chris Olave are second to none. However, while Wilson is a significant vertical threat that can score anytime the ball is in his hands, there are some cons to him as a prospect.

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What are areas of concern and improvement for the Buckeye wide receiver?

First, the most eye-brow-raising concern about Garrett Wilson is his frame. At only six feet tall and 190 pounds, it’s a fair question of how that will translate to the NFL level. In addition, his physicality and inconsistency as a run blocker may concern some teams. Regardless, the Buckeyes’ can improve his play strength before reaching the NFL level with the world-class strength and conditioning coaches the organizations has. Overall, if a team’s primary concern of Wilson is his size and run blocking ability, they are missing the mark on a highly talented football player. Look for Garrett to continue his dominance throughout the season. Above all, there is no reason why he will not be a top 20 draft selection in the 2022 NFL draft.

*Top Photo: Joseph Maiorana/USA Today Sports

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