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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report: Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State University

Garrett Wilson Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson is a fun player to watch on film. He has speed and can make some great plays. Can he help OSU win the Championship next year?

By: Antoine Tshiyombo aka @draftday101

  • Name: Garrett Wilson
  • Position: WR
  • High School: Travis High School
  • College: Ohio State
  • Year: True Junior
  • Jersey Number: #5
  • Hometown: Austin, Texas
  • Height: 6”0
  • Weight: 193 pounds

Background:

Born to Kenny and Candace Wilson has four brothers and one sister.

Garrett Started playing football in second grade starting off as a QB before make the transition to WR after arriving to lake Travis. Garrett than made the transition to WR playing for Texas Historical powerhouse lake Travis. Then proceeded to earn Newcomer of the year and all State selections respectively. Working with Mike Davis his personal trainer in high school and Head Coach Hank Carter who first discovered the kid in 6th Grade. Garrett is a prodigy and earned a five star rating according to 247 sports rankings the number 2 WR in 2019 recruitment cycle.

Garrett earned The All American Bowl man of the year award that year as well. Garrett wasn’t just an excellent football player in high school he was also great on the hardwood having multiple Divisions one Scholarship to play basketball averaging 21 points per game earning All Central Texas first team honors following in his fathers foot steps as his father was a former Davidson University basketball ball player and had a stint with the Denver Nuggets.

However Garrett did miss time during his senior season In football miss some games.

After Committing to Ohio State Garrett sat behind K.J Hill as the inside WR and would be in rotation from time to time finishing 4th on the team in receptions. Making a name for himself with a highlight grab in the 2020 College football playoffs vs Clemson with a Leaping sideline Catch that went viral. He took over as one of Justin Fields favorite targets.

Personality: Garrett comes to me as a well rounded kid based on interviews with the media. Extremely detailed originated but just loves to have fun. Doesn’t hold his head in win or loss seems like the same guy. Maybe a little bright eyed at first but can fit any locker room. Often would quote Head coach Ryan Day. But at the same time a little cocky will let you know how good he is. Has a basketball players mentality.

Background Grade: 33/35

Red Flags: Minor injuries isn’t Football Crazy

Garrett Wilson Highlights

Film Breakdown and Grades

Scheme and Usage: Ohio State uses spread power with WR running a tone of option routes and finding holes in defense with a ton of man beaters to adjust to man coverage WR must read what QBs are running. Out of the 516 snaps Wilson has taken 316 of them have came from the slot 156 Outside and 37 on special teams as a returner. Targeted 12 times with 20 plus yards 21 times 10 to 19 yards and 25 with less then ten yards.

Grade: 7/10

Release: He uses finesse To beat press coverage needs to work with hands to get off press. Has quick feet so he try’s to use them to his advantage.

Grade: 8/12

Route Running: He is amazing with details to find space in coverage. Everything is inside to outside redundant in his moves gets especially lazy on top of his route. Can snap his hip on a dime.

Grade: 14/23

Hands: He has smooth hands never bother by contact. Almost all his drops on tape I watch was him just losing focus and sight of the ball. So far in his career I only spotted 3 drops out of his 58 targets.

Grade: 24/25

Body Control: He has great leaping ability and can twerk his body to adjust to the ball with natural bend. This is probably his specialty.

Grade: 10/10

Blocking: He doesn’t really put much effort not asked to do this unless it’s in open field where he just try to get in your way. Below average.

Grade: 1/4

Yards after catch: He is a long strider eats up grass with stride he is fast but runs with one speed.

Grade: 12/20

Garrett Wilson’s Film Grade: 76/100

Projected Athletic ability

  • Speed: Slightly Below average 8 /18
  • Strength: Average 4/ 9
  • Lower body explosiveness: Near elite 14/15
  • Agility: Near elite 20/23
  • Projected Athletic ability: 46/65

First Grade: 157/200 2nd Round/ Above Average Starter Grade

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