Garrett Wilson Drafted by Jets: New York's Updated Depth Chart After Round 1

Doric SamApril 29, 2022

COLUMBUS, OHIO - NOVEMBER 13: Garrett Wilson #5 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the ball during the second half of a game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ohio Stadium on November 13, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets have added a weapon on the outside, drafting Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson with the 10th pick in the 2022 NFL draft on Thursday.

New York's receiver depth chart now looks like this:

WR1: Garrett Wilson

WR 2: Corey Davis

WR3: Elijah Moore, Braxton Berrios, Denzel Mims

Wilson was the Buckeyes' second-leading receiver in 2021, recording 70 catches for 1,058 yards and 12 touchdowns. He averaged 15.1 yards per catch and also added a rushing touchdown. He was a part of a strong crop of receivers at Ohio State along with sophomore Jaxon Smith-Njigba and senior Chris Olave, who is still waiting to hear his name called in the draft.

The 21-year-old Wilson is known for his exceptional route running. Despite being undersized at 6'0", 183 pounds, Wilson does a great job of using his quickness and elusiveness to get separation from defensive backs.

Wilson is a fairly sure-handed receiver, registering just five drops last season. He's also a versatile player, as Ohio State used him in a variety of ways, such as end arounds and punt returns.

By drafting Wilson, New York is adding a polished pass-catcher who has the potential to become their No. 1 option in short time. His presence will be a welcome sight for quarterback Zach Wilson as he enters his second season.

The addition of Wilson will also be beneficial to New York's other receivers, who figure to benefit if he draws additional defensive attention.