The pick is in!
Following their trade with the Minnesota Vikings in the opening round of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions had the No. 46 overall pick, which they just made.
With the No. 46 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Lions have selected EDGE Josh Paschal.
Fantasy Football: Will Garrett Wilson Be a High-End Producer Immediately With the Jets?
The New York Jets were one of the more logical landing spots for a receiver, and they ended up taking Garrett Wilson 10th overall. Wilson was a -140 favorite to be the first wideout off the board, per FanDuel Sportsbook, but he was the second receiver chosen, going two picks after Drake London.
Wilson's production jumped each year at Ohio State, culminating with a 70-catch, 1,058-yard junior season in 2021 in which he ripped off 12 touchdowns. He accumulated a solid 26.3% target share despite the Buckeyes being ridiculously loaded at wideout, and that mark ranks in the 77th percentile, per PlayerProfiler. He then blazed a 4.38 40-yard dash at the combine.
What will Wilson bring to the table for the Jets?
numberFire's Brandon Gdula breaks down Wilson's profile and gives a top comparison.
“The main comparison for me is Jerry Jeudy.”@gdula13 sees a bright future for the new Jets WR Garrett Wilson #NFLDraft | #FanDuelNY pic.twitter.com/aSPTcbFEoH
— FanDuel (@FanDuel) April 29, 2022
Gdula's draft database has found these 10 prior prospects to have the most similar statistical profiles to Wilson's. Keep in mind that these are based not on play style or traits but age, athleticism, draft equity, experience, efficiency, and production.
|Rank||Garrett Wilson Profile Comparisons||Similarity|
|6||Odell Beckham Jr||88.8%|
Gdula's Take: The highlights for Wilson are dynamic, and that has played part in him being a high draft pick. We're getting good speed and efficiency from him. There should be a high floor here, but a career as a fantasy football WR2 seems more likely than being a perennial WR1.