Jets find long-sought WR in Wilson at No. 10

Posted: 29/04/2022 in NFL
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The New York Jets finally have their receiver.

New York selected Ohio State standout Garrett Wilson in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, No. 10 overall.

Wilson is the second wideout off the board after the Atlanta Falcons took Drake London at No. 8. He’s also New York’s second first-round selection after cornerback Ahmad Gardner was taken fourth overall.

The AFC East club was seemingly intent on upgrading sophomore quarterback Zach Wilson‘s weapons this offseason.

The Jets offered a package that included the No. 10 pick for disgruntled San Francisco 49ers receiver Deebo Samuel but couldn’t come to terms on a deal, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

New York reportedly also inquired about trading for the likes of DK Metcalf and A.J. Brown earlier in the offseason.

Wilson – who racked up 70 catches for 1,058 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2021 – will join a receiving group that includes Corey Davis and Elijah Moore.

Scouting profile: Garrett Wilson

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Wilson is a versatile, game-breaking wideout with all the traits to be an instant star at the next level. The 21-year-old isn’t the most precise route-runner yet, but he creates separation with his short-area quickness and burst. A giant catch radius allows him to haul in anything thrown in his vicinity and he’s a serious problem for defenders once the ball is in his hands. Wilson projects to be a high-volume top target capable of producing at all levels of the field. And there’s room for him to grow if he tightens up his playing style – eliminating some of the unnecessary steps, jumps, and flailing – in an effort to be more efficient in his routes.

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