NFL Draft Pick No. 9: New York Jets – Garrett Wilson, Wide Receiver, Ohio State
The Jets have been unabashed about finding an elite receiver to boost the receiving corps for young quarterback Zach Wilson, but have so far been unable to find one on the trade market despite several overtures to teams.
Garrett Wilson is a dynamic receiver with elite speed and quickness to reel off yards after the catch. Wilson had 70 catches for 1,058 yards and 12 touchdowns for the season, and was used sparingly but effectively running the ball with four carries for 76 yards and a touchdown.
Wilson could be used on the outside but projects best with his size (6-foot-0 and 188 pounds) as a slot receiver who can be let loose in space and allowed to eat up the yardage. His burst is excellent, and teams are going to have a lot of trouble dealing with him in the slot, as slot receivers are seldom double teamed.
Wilson is susceptible to occasional drops that a good receiver should not struggle with, but should he be able to clean that out he can be one of the top receivers in the NFL.