Garrett Wilson

Garrett Wilson

Measurements
  • Height
    5116
  • Hand
    9 7/8
  • VJ
    36
  • Weight
    183lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.38
WR Combine Averages
  • Height
    6004
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    36
  • Weight
    200lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.51
Brian Friedland - Scout
Garrett Wilson
  • Overall Rank
    7
  • Position Rank
    1
  • Position
    WR
  • Age
    21.9 Years
  • Team
    OHIO ST

Stats

Year Games Played Rec Yards YPC TDs Misc. Stats
2019 14 30 432 14.4 5 118 YDS AT MICH
2020 8 43 723 16.8 6 2 CAR, 67 YDS, 0 TD
2021 11 70 1,028 15.1 12 4 CAR, 76 YDS, 1 TD

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Average size. Looks undersized. Has adequate length that should get the job done at the next level. Has a slender frame. Could definitely put on 10-15 pounds. Adequate durability makes up for this as he did not suffer many injuries (did have concussion-like symptoms and missed one game against Nebraska in 2021).

  • Size
    5
  • Length
    6
  • Frame/Durability
    6
Grade 5.7

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Above the line instincts, especially against zone coverage where he knows exactly where to sit. Adequate toughness as he isn't able to break tackles well, and he struggles when corners are physical with him. Above the line effort/motor to make something out of nothing, especially on short passes (AT Michigan/Q2/10:51).

  • Toughness
    6
  • Instincts
    7
  • Effort/Motor
    7
Grade 6.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Outstanding change of direction as he is able to evade tacklers very well. Doesn't break tackles well, but he is elusive. Has the ability to shift into another gear (v Purdue/Q1/11:52). This has a lot of potential to grow as well. Adequate body control as he also has room to develop there if he becomes more polished as a route runner. Furthermore, Wilson has above the line ability to work back to the ball when it is in the air and control himself in that instance (v Purdue/Q2/13:33 & AT Michigan/Q2/9:16). Play strength is average, for now.

  • Explosiveness
    7
  • Speed
    7
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    6
  • Change of Direction
    8
  • Play Strength
    5
Grade 6.5

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Did return kicks during his sophomore season at OSU, but this is not a big part of his game. Blocking is adequate and showcases potential of being more physical. Ability to create separation against press coverage needs work as his speed is not on full display when he gets jammed at the line. Route running is above the line, but he needs to get more polished in this area as his routes look choppy at certain junctures (v Oregon/Q4/6:39). Vertical threat ability is adequate because of inability to separate more at the LOS. Ball skills are above the line when it comes to making catches at the high-point or needing to work back to the ball against man-to-man coverage. Run after catch is outstanding and is his best trait.

  • Ball Skills
    7
  • Suddenness
    6
  • Release
    6
  • Route Running
    7
  • Run After Catch
    8
  • Vertical threat
    6
  • Perimeter Blocking
    6
  • Return Ability
    5
Grade 6.4

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Garrett Wilson came into Ohio State as a five-star prospect from Lake Travis High School. Wilson wasn't a main contributor his true freshman season in Columbus, but he was still able to play in all 14 games and compiled 30 REC for 432 yards and 5 TDs, setting him up for a bright future as a Buckeye. Wilson built on his promising campaign his sophomore season where he became the second Ohio State player to have four straight games at least 100 receiving yards, leading to him being named an All-Big Ten First Team wide receiver in a COVID-19 shortened year (8 games). As a junior this past year, Wilson was able to make Second Team All-Big Ten and recorded over 1,000 receiving yards for the first time in his career on top of only having one game with under 70 receiving yards the entire season. He finished the 2021 campaign with 70 REC for 1,058 YDS, and 12 TDs. Wilson is a WR2 who wins with outstanding elusiveness in the open field and ability to make tough catches at the high-point. He has a chance to elevate himself to a higher level if he is able to put on more muscle and polish his route running abilities.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Purdue
  • Nov - 13 - 2021
  • Crisp, clean routes with elusiveness and YAC ability on full display in a blowout, including a 51-yard rushing TD and was the first OSU player to have three receiving TDs and a rushing TD in the same game
  • iconWorst Game
  • AT Michigan
  • Nov - 27 - 2021
  • Despite a gaudy stat line with 10 REC for 119 YDS and a TD, Wilson struggled to gain separation and was not a physical presence when Michigan played man-to-man against him
Best Trait
Yards After Catch Ability
Pro Comparison
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