April 28, 2022

NFL Draft: WR Garrett Wilson Selected by NY Jets in 1st Round


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Garrett Wilson, the talented Ohio State wide receiver who caught 143 passes for 2,213 yards and 23 touchdowns in just three seasons, was selected in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. Wilson, Ohio State’s first, first-round receiver in 15 years, was the 10th overall selection in this draft.

Wilson, who elected to forego a fourth season to make himself available for the draft, is the ninth Ohio State receiver to be selected in the first round of the draft. Only four other Buckeyes were drafted higher: Ted Ginn and Terry Glenn were each the No. 7 overall selections in the 2007 and 1996 NFL Drafts, respectively, and David Boston and Joey Galloway were the No. 8 picks in the 1999 and 1995 drafts, respectively.

Ohio State WRs Drafted in the First-Round

2022 – Garrett Wilson, No. 10 overall to NY Jets

2022 – Chris Olave, No. 11 overall to New Orleans

2007 – Ted Ginn, No. 7 overall to Miami

2007 – Anthony Gonzalez, No. 32 overall to Indianapolis

2006 – Santonio Holmes, No. 25 overall to Pittsburgh

2004 – Michael Jenkins, No. 29 overall to Atlanta

1999 – David Boston, No. 8 overall to Arizona

1996 – Terry Glenn, No. 7 overall to New England

1995 – Joey Galloway, No. 8 overall to Seattle

1964 – Paul Warfield, No. 11 overall to Cleveland

Ohio State has now had a player drafted in the first round of seven consecutive NFL Drafts, a streak that is second only to Alabama, which is working on 14 consecutive years with a first-round pick. This is the second time Ohio State has gone seven consecutive NFL Drafts with a first-round pick with the only other time coming with the 1991 through 1997 drafts.

Ohio State Career Overview

#5 Garrett Wilson / Wide Receiver / 6-0, 188 / Austin, Texas / Lake Travis H.S.

  • Was a first-team All-American by the Football Writers Association and The Athletic in 2021 after catching 70 passes for 1,054 yards and 12 touchdowns
  • Teamed with Chris Olave (American Football Coaches Association) to become the first set of Ohio State receivers to be named first-team All-American in the same season
  • He elected to give up his senior season in 2022 to make himself eligible for the 2022 NFL Draft
  • Wilson ranks in a tie for eighth all-time at Ohio State with 143 receptions (Parris Campbell)
  • He ranks 10th all-time at Ohio State with 2,213 receiving yards and ranks seventh all-time with 23 touchdowns
  • His 1,058 receiving yards in 2021 are seventh-most in school history and one of only seven 1,000-yard receiving seasons
  • Wilson’s 10 100-yard receiving games rank third in school history
  • His terrific senior season included a four-touchdown game – 3 receiving; 1 rushing – against No. 19 Purdue
  • Had at least 100 receiving yards in final three games as a Buckeye – vs. Purdue, Michigan State and Michigan – and totaled 27 catches for 371 receiving yards and six TDs in those games
  • Second-team All-Big Ten in 2021 after earning first-team honors in 2020 as a true sophomore when he posted totals of 43 receptions for 723 yards, six touchdowns and a team-best average of 16.8 yards per catch
  • Started the 2020 season with four straight 100-yard games, the second-longest streak in school history
  • Had a career-high 169 receiving yards and two touchdowns in a 42-35 win over No. 9 Indiana in 2020
  • Caught career-high 11 passes for 111 yards and added a 62-yard run to help the Buckeyes beat Penn State, 38-25
  • Had an instant impact as a true freshman in 2019, playing in all 14 games and catching 30 passes for 432 yards and five touchdowns
  • Caught his first career TD pass against Miami (Ohio), part of a four-catch, 54-yard effort
  • Had his best statistical game as a freshman against Michigan with three receptions for 118 yards and a 30-yard touchdown catch that gave the Buckeyes a 42-16 lead
  • Was one of nine in his recruiting class to enroll in classes at Ohio State for the spring 2019 semester
  • He was exploring majors in the areas of management and industry

Honors & Awards

2021: First-team All-American (Football Writers Association; The Athletic); Second-team All-Big Ten Conference

2020: First team All-Big Ten (coaches)