Garrett Wilson

Garrett Wilson (born July 22, 2000) is an American football wide receiver for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State and was drafted tenth overall by the Jets in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Garrett Wilson
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Wilson in 2022
No. 17 – New York Jets
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (2000-07-22) July 22, 2000 (age 22)
Chicago, Illinois
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school:Lake Travis
(Austin, Texas)
College:Ohio State (2019–2021)
NFL Draft:2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Big Ten (2020)
  • Second-team All-Big Ten (2021)
  • USA Today High School All-American (2018)
Career NFL statistics as of 2022
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Early yearsEdit

Wilson was born on July 22, 2000, in Chicago, Illinois.[1] He moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Texas at age 11. He attended Lake Travis High School, winning a 6A state championship along with Charlie Brewer in 2016; Wilson would go on to break multiple Lake Travis wide receiver records, including total career receptions (204), total yards (3,359) and total touchdowns (55). Wilson played in the 2019 All-American Bowl.[2] He committed to play college football at Ohio State University.[3][4][5]

College careerEdit

As a true freshman at Ohio State in 2019, Wilson played in all 14 games and had 30 receptions for 432 yards and five touchdowns.[6][7] Entering 2020, he was moved from an outside receiver to slot receiver. On November 21, 2020, Wilson became the 2nd Buckeye ever to record four straight games with at least 100 yards receiving.[8][9] On December 27, 2021, Wilson announced that he would be opting out of the 2022 Rose Bowl and declaring for the 2022 NFL Draft.[10]

College statisticsEdit

Ohio State Buckeyes
Season Receiving Rushing
Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD
2019 30 432 14.4 47 5 0 0 0.0 0 0
2020 43 723 16.8 65 6 2 67 33.3 62 0
2021 70 1,058 15.1 77 12 4 76 19.0 51 1
Career 143 2,213 15.5 77 23 6 143 23.8 62 1

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Vertical jump Broad jump
5 ft 11+34 in
(1.82 m)
183 lb
(83 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
9+78 in
(0.25 m)
4.38 s 1.53 s 2.56 s 4.36 s 36.0 in
(0.91 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
All values from NFL Combine[11][12]

Wilson was drafted 10th overall by the New York Jets in the 2022 NFL Draft.[13] The Jets used the selection that was previously obtained in a 2020 trade that sent Jamal Adams to the Seattle Seahawks.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Meet the five-star prospect from Texas who's aiming to become Ohio State's next great wideout". CBSSports.com.
  2. ^ "Garrett Wilson re-affirms Ohio State commitment with All-American jersey in hand". December 5, 2018.
  3. ^ Cantu, Rick. "Changing chapters, Lake Travis' Garrett Wilson begins future with Ohio State". Austin American-Statesman.
  4. ^ Spencer, Jon. "One and stun: True freshman a threat for OSU". Mansfield News Journal.
  5. ^ "Football Recruiting - Garrett Wilson - Player Profiles - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 14, 2021.
  6. ^ Kaufman, Joey. "Ohio State football | Garrett Wilson becomes option at slot receiver". Buckeyextra.
  7. ^ "Garrett Wilson is another example of how Ohio State football uses wide receivers: Buckeye Take". cleveland. July 3, 2020.
  8. ^ Kaufman, Joey. "Ohio State's Garrett Wilson studied up for new slot receiver position". The Columbus Dispatch.
  9. ^ "How Ohio State football receiver Garrett Wilson's shift to the slot fit Brian Hartline's year-long vision". cleveland. May 4, 2020.
  10. ^ "Ohio State's Nicholas Petit-Frere opts out of Rose Bowl, declares for NFL Draft".
  11. ^ "Garrett Wilson Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
  12. ^ "Garrett Wilson, Ohio State, WR, 2022 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
  13. ^ "Jets Select Ohio State WR Garrett Wilson with No. 10 Pick of 2022 NFL Draft". www.newyorkjets.com. Retrieved April 29, 2022.

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