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Gang Green drafted Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson, who was ranked No. 10 overall in Thursday’s NFL draft, and partnered with sophomore quarterback Zach Wilson. They drafted cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner of Cincinnati with their first pick Thursday, No. 4 overall.
Garrett Wilson was a two-year starter for the Buckeyes, catching 70 passes for 1,058 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2021. The 5-foot-11, 183-pounder ran a 4.38 40-yard dash at the combine, giving the Jets an outboard speed receiver they’ve been missing.
Wilson can play both outdoors and in the slot. The Jets’ receiving corps looks good on paper with Wilson, Elijah Moore, Corey Davis and Braxton Berrios. That should help Zach Wilson in his second season.
According to The Athletic, Garrett Wilson was one of only six FBS receivers to average more than 95 receiving yards and a touchdown per game in 2021.
Wilson is good at catching contested passes (61.8 percent success rate in 2021). He had four plays of 50 yards or more, one of which was a rush. At Ohio State, he got better every year, finishing in the top 10 in receptions, yards, and touchdowns in school history.
This marks the first time the Jets have selected a wide receiver in the first round since acquiring Santana Moss in 2001.
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The Jets have set about building around Zach Wilson this offseason, and this gives him another playmaker. Garrett Wilson is considered by many to be the #1 receiver in this class.
https://nypost.com/2022/04/28/jets-take-garrett-wilson-with-no-10-pick-in-2022-nfl-draft/ The Jets pick Garrett Wilson for the No. 10 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft