Jets Take WR Garrett Wilson At No. 10

After going defense at No. 4, the Jets have pivoted to offense with the 10th-overall pick. The Jets have selected Ohio State wideout Garrett Wilson at No. 10.

This isn’t a huge surprise, as the Jets have been hunting for a receiver for the entire offseason. After failed attempts at acquiring the likes of Tyreek Hill, there were whispers that the organization could deal No. 10 to the 49ers for Deebo Samuel. The Jets instead decided to pursue receiving help via the draft. While the decision may not see immediate returns (like a Deebo trade), it provides the organization with a young, cost-controlled option to develop alongside quarterback Zach Wilson.

At 6’0″ and 188 pounds, scouts believe that Wilson’s ability could translate to the outside as well as the slot. In 2020, he put himself on the NFL radar with 43 catches for 723 yards and six touchdowns in just eight games. This year, he’s elevated his stock with 70 grabs for 1,058 yards and 12 receiving touchdowns, plus one rushing TD.

He should have an immediate opportunity to show what he’s got in New York. Corey Davis and Braxton Berrios currently lead the depth chart at wide receiver, and Wilson will be joining a grouping that also features two recent second-round wideouts (Denzel Mims, Elijah Moore).

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