Analyzing the potential of Garrett Wilson to fill the job of WR1 of the NY Jets

Garrett Wilson has the talent, but will he dominate in the first year?

Entering the 2022 NFL offseason, New York Jets fans collectively had one thing on their minds: What would Joe Douglas think of surrounding second-year quarterback Zach Wilson?

The answer? Heavy and often.

The man kids call GM Joe added multiple tight ends and signed a pro-level guard in free agency. But interestingly, the wide receiver remained a major need as the Jets stormed into the 2022 NFL draft season.

Garrett Wilson’s full members-only film review can be found at the bottom of this article (one hour and twenty minutes long)

Both Jamison Crowder and Keelan Cole left via free agency, and other rumors, such as San Francisco 49ers gun Deebo Samuel, fell through the cracks.

In any case, much of the speech among the fans, in regards to who the Jets should target in the draft, raged with fury. And, unsurprisingly, there were plenty of names to choose from, including now-Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Drake London. But New York opted for a Buckeye in the end.

Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson found his way to the New York Jets with the 10th overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft, sending fans into a frenzy just six picks after Sauce Gardner’s pick in the number 4.

  • Was Garrett Wilson worth casting?
  • How does his game translate to the NFL?
  • Was he the best option for the Jets on that pick?
  • What are the main areas of development?

These questions are answered (and many more) in this edition of Blewett’s Blitz. Additionally, an updated list of strengths and weaknesses and the full review of the movie for members only can be found below.

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Strengths and weaknesses

Strengths

  • Competitor
  • YAK
  • Route Execution Capability
  • Elite Body Control
  • Capture radius
  • Stuck in traffic
  • No fear in the middle
  • Roadways (mainly)
  • Burst
  • Flexibility
  • Speed
  • short area blast
  • Acceleration
  • contact balance
  • Vision
  • Hit the blind spots
  • Vertical
  • Use push-bys on routes
  • Body control in the air
  • Catch the ball out of frame
  • promises to break stride
  • Eyes pop out of breaks
  • Blunt with the steps
  • Powerful bottom half
  • Rockers-steps en route
  • follow the ball well
  • Leverage attacks in CB
  • Throws: short stride, walk, jump and stretch
  • Altered route rhythm
  • Use bam stalks and spike techniques on breaks.
  • gentle jock
  • Derivation of vertical paths
  • It is discovered well in scramble exercises
  • Secondary releases
  • side awareness

weaknesses

  • some easy drops
  • Does not have top speed
  • Size
  • Vertical route run vs press
  • Arches routes out
  • fights vs press
  • Trouble stacking CB
  • Doesn’t always look at the ball inside
  • Can be thrown in parry steps
  • Lack of consistency and urgency in the routes
  • Can bring the stems too far in or out of the CB (needs to be tighter at times so the CB can’t bounce back)
  • Loose upper body when breaking the route
  • Inconsistencies in route execution
  • Breastfeed CB too often
  • Needs to be more aware of CB hands
  • You need to condense movements.
  • Breaks can be rounded or have dead time
  • May be too patient with releases
  • Some moment lost in the snap
  • It can peek out if it breaks
  • He needs to threaten the CB more in the press
  • Needs to take more direct angles to stack CB
  • Needs to attack low balls better
  • He needs to be more forceful with the stop steps.
  • May fall off breaks
  • Can catch balls twice
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