Garrett Wilson, New York Jets, 2022 NFL draft, Blewett's Blitz
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Garrett Wilson’s skill-set is raw yet loaded with intriguing potential

Treylon Burks, Drake London and now … Garrett Wilson. Which of the big three wide receivers in the 2022 NFL draft is best?

If you have been following along, you already know Blewett’s Blitz is extremely high on London, whereas Burks’s value is much more of a question. But what about the guy who currently leads the way in the consensus mock draft?

Whether or not the New York Jets should snag Garrett Wilson at No. 10 is the big question, and in this article, we break down the film.

The full Garrett Wilson film breakdown can be found at the bottom of this article. 

Although Wilson is going first at his position in most drafts, he should not be viewed as the true top dog. Each of these prospects brings something unique to the table, and the Ohio State product is no different.

Would he be worth the 10th overall pick, or is Joe Douglas better off trading down if faced with this situation? How does he stack up vs. past No. 1 wideouts in previous NFL draft classes? Does he fit as both an outside and inside weapon?

All of these questions and more are answered in the latest edition of Blewett’s Blitz. The full Garrett Wilson film breakdown (over an hour and a half) can be seen at the bottom of this article.

YouTube clip and podcast episode

Strengths & weaknesses

Strengths

  • Competitor
  • YAC
  • Route running capability
  • Elite body control
  • Catch radius
  • Catchin traffic
  • Not afraid over the middle
  • Route stems (mostly)
  • Burst
  • Flexibility
  • Quickness
  • Short area explosion
  • Acceleration
  • Contact balance
  • Vision
  • Attacks blind spots
  • Vertical
  • Uses push bys in routes
  • Body control in the air
  • Catches the ball outside of his frame
  • Commits to break step
  • Eyes snap out of breaks
  • Forceful with steps
  • Powerful lower half
  • Utilizes rocker steps in routes
  • Tracks ball well
  • Attacks leverage on CB
  • Releases- short stride, walk it out, skip and stretch
  • Altered route pacing
  • Uses bam stems and peak techniques on breaks
  • Smooth athlete
  • Stemming vertical routes

Weaknesses

  • Some easy drops
  • Doesn’t possess top-end speed
  • Size
  • Vertical route running vs press
  • Bows routes out
  • Struggles vs press
  • Trouble stacking CBs
  • Doesn’t always look the ball in
  • Can lunge into stop steps
  • Lacks consistency urgency in routes
  • Can take stems too far inside or outside of CB (needs to be tighter at times so CB can’t recover)
  • Loose upper body when breaking route off
  • Inconsistencies in route running
  • Gives chest to CB too often
  • Needs to be more aware of CB’s hands
  • Needs to condense movements
  • Breaks can be rounded or have dead time
  • Can be too patient with releases
  • Some wasted moment at the snap
  • Strength vs CB
  • Slot only to start
  • Can lean out if breaks
  • Needs to threaten CB more in press
  • Needs to take more direct angles to stack CBs

Full Garrett Wilson film breakdown

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You may know Joe Blewett from his wildly-popular film breakdowns and podcasts on websites including Turn on the Jets and Jet Nation. His ability to analyze film is second to none. From a player on the field in high school (FS/CB/WR/RB) to working with former NFL players including Marcus Coleman and Erik McMillan, as well as many hours of studying, Joe brings a rare level of expertise to his content. Joe is currently hosting Blewett’s Blitz, bringing player and game film breakdowns and podcasts (video and audio). Email: joe.blewett[at]jetsxfactor.com

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Azuma76
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Azuma76

Wilson would be my plan B, why haven’t the Jets called and inquired about Deebo Samuel? I mean I think all us Jets fans and you as well Joe know that if we get Deebo Samuel Garrett Wilson will be taken by somebody else. But I would rather have a proven commodity with all purpose yards then a rookie at this juncture. Yeah we struck out on Hill, now the iron is getting hot and at some point we say “all in” for a x factor talent like Deebo Samuel. He fits the system to a max and a dual… Read more »

Jets71
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Jets71

I have a feeling that call has been made, and I agree with you at this point I prefer a known player. My worry is the “all-in” part only because I feel that’s how teams get in trouble. I also wonder how much duribitly Samuel will have if they keep using him like they did last year? RB, WR, all of that stuff is great but he is human, for that reason I’m not willing to bet everything on a player like him however, I think there will still be trade talk for Samuel, DK, and Brown. I’d love to… Read more »

Azuma76
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Azuma76

Agreed either one will do a proven WR1 will make us better in the long run