Player: Garrett Wilson

Team: New York Jets

Selection: 10th Overall (Round 1 // Pick 10)

 

On the latest episode of the Razzball Fantasy Football Podcast, Bobby LaMarco and Donkey Teeth welcome in Sky Guasco to discuss former Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson and what his potential fantasy value is as a rookie in New (Jersey) York. To hear our full analysis, check out the YouTube video included with this article. See where Wilson ranks on our new consensus rookie rankings for 2022 fantasy football dynasty leagues and 2022 fantasy football ADP pages!

 

Last year the New York Jets selected wide receiver Elijah Moore as the second pick of Round 2 in the NFL Draft (34th overall). They also brought in Corey Davis formerly of the Tennessee Titans. That wasn’t enough though. After offering the 10th overall pick to the San Francisco 49ers for Deebo Samuel, but failing to make the trade, the Jets took a stellar wide out in Garrett Wilson. Quarterback Zach Wilson has a nice set of weapons for his sophomore campaign. 

 

Before a great career at Ohio State, G. Wilson was recruited by three of the best offenses in college football – Alabama, Georgia and Oklahoma. He settled on Ohio St. and ended up pushing now Detroit Lion Jameson Williams from the Buckeyes to the Crimson Tide. As a freshman, Wilson earned a 34% dominator rating which accounts for the total amount of touchdowns and receiving yards a player accrues in a season among his own team. That’s a massive number. Some compare him to his former OSU teammate Chris Olave who was drafted by the New Orleans Saints, but other than having nearly identical profiles, it’s no contest. Wilson is a significantly better player than Olave. Both players are 6’ 0” / 185 lbs and run a 4.3-40 yard dash, but Wilson was a five-start recruit and Olave was a three-star. They both excelled at Ohio State though.

 

In 2021, The Jets had the 3rd highest pass play percentage in the NFL with 63% of their offensive plays being passing plays. That’s great news for G. Wilson, Z. Wilson and Co. Most think of a 6’ 0” / 185 lbs WR as a slot WR, but Wilson ran 83% of his routes last season on the outside. If he can earn outside opportunity opposite Davis and with Moore in the slot, he could see a nice boost in year one.

 

In dynasty, G. Wilson is going as the WR2 in rookie drafts and seventh player overall. I would personally take Treylon Burks ahead of Wilson, but Burks has question marks too. In redraft, Wilson is going in the early 9th Round as the WR47. That’s good value for a player that could work his way into the No. 1 role by the second half of the season. The Jets should take a step forward this year and both Wilsons will benefit from that leap if so. G. Wilson has the potential to be a true stud in fantasy football. In keeper or dynasty leagues, this might be the “cheapest” he’ll be. Enjoy.

Watch the YouTube video above for our full analysis or listen to the podcast audio below.