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The Jets selected Wilson with the 10th overall choice in the draft held in April. The graduate of Ohio State is a speedy and elusive talent who mostly played the roles of perimeter receiver and punt returner at OSU. Wilson has great hands, as he only lost six balls during his college career and had a 90% catch percentage on on-target throws in 2021.

In 11 games during the 2021 season, he had a fantastic receiving line of 70-1058-12. Wilson is expected to start right away, with Corey Davis and Braxton Berrios already on the roster. He will be matched up against Elijah Moore, a second-year player.

Wilson faces more competition for targets than most of his fellow rookie wide receivers, but history suggests that top-10 rookie WRs are good bets to see high volume and deliver weekly WR3/flex productivity.

Although he plays wide receiver, Wilson is on the shorter side of the average at six feet and 183 pounds. Despite this, he is a top-tier contested-catch receiver because of his excellent timing and tracking of the ball in the air, as well as his strong hands and body contortion under pressure.

According to Pro Football Focus, Wilson caught eight of his thirteen “contested” targets in 2021. With a 61.5% contested-catch percentage, he was in the top 84% of all eligible FBS wide receivers in this category.

How many drops does Garrett Wilson have?

Wilson needs to work on his consistency as a receiver in the NFL, as he has a tendency to drop passes.

There were six drops among Wilson’s 70 receptions in 2021. In comparison to other qualified FBS wide receivers, that 7.9 percent rate of drops ranks in the bottom 45th. The average wide receiver in the FBS in 2021 had an 8.0% catch rate.