Garrett Wilson WR Scouting Report

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Garrett Wilson NFL Draft Profile

  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • School: Ohio State
  • Current Year: Junior
  • Height: 6’0"
  • Weight: 188 pounds

Garrett Wilson Scouting Report

Garrett Wilson is an explosive, fluid and sudden as an athlete. Before the catch, he uses this suddenness and twitch to gain separation. He has the unique ability to disconnect his upper and lower body movements while useing his feet which are swift and precise. They deploy him deceptive ways like against Indiana he presented to be a blocker before exploding upfield to secure a big reception. His athletic traits translates easily to his route running ability.

His change of direction skills are exceptional because he glides in and out of quick cuts with ease. He is capable of sinking his hips effortlessly on route breaks. He explodes off of stems with torrid short area bursts. Wilson has the explosiveness to race ahead of defenders in the open field. He is able to adjust his stride lengths based on the situation. He has good awareness of blind spots in coverage and his route tree is fairly expensive for his age.

Areas for Improvement

Wilson has a lot of appeal as a prospect. Wilson can round off his routes on occasion. He is also prone to focus drops when he anticipates contact. His downfield separation can be a bit inconsistent. He might feel more vulnerable to looming defensive backs. He is a willing blocker but could do working on some physicality to over power defensive backs. He lacks consistency with his blocking angles.

Garrett Wilson Career at Ohio State

Wilson joined the Buckeyes as a true freshman in 2019. At the time, the Buckeyes’ receiving corps was recovering from the losses of both Campbell and McLaurin in the prior draft. Thus, Wilson earned valuable exposure as a true freshman. And as a true freshman, he quickly proved that he wasn’t your average pass catcher.

Overall, Wilson saw playing time in 13 games during the 2019 season. He accounted for 30 catches, 432 yards, and 5 touchdowns. Several games provided bright flashes of his potential. In the Maryland game, he hauled in 4 passes for 82 yards and a score. Against Michigan, he ran up the count with 118 yards and a touchdown on just 3 receptions.

Garrett Wilson NFL Draft Player Profile

There’s an expectation in Columbus. If you play wide receiver for the Ohio State Buckeyes, you’re expected to play in the NFL. It’s a simple cause-and-effect. Since 2012, 10 Buckeyes receivers have been selected in the NFL Draft, among them Michael Thomas, Terry McLaurin, and Curtis Samuel. Before them, Ohio State laid claim to stars like Ted Ginn Jr., Santonio Holmes, Terry Glenn, and Hall of Famer Cris Carter. Can Garrett Wilson carry the torch for Ohio State at WR? As Wilson’s NFL Draft scouting report details, he has an excellent chance.