Garrett Wilson 40 time: How did he compare to other wide receivers?

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The NY Jets spent the early portion of the 2022 offseason looking to add a big-name wide receiver, only to find their future star wideout in the 2022 NFL Draft in the form of Garrett Wilson.

The Jets may have missed out on the likes of Tyreek Hill, A.J. Brown, and others, but it's hard to imagine they have any regrets. Wilson proved this past season that he is every part of the star wide receiver the Jets were looking for.

Wilson finished his rookie season with a team-leading 83 catches for 1,103 yards and four touchdowns en route to being named the 2022 Offensive Rookie of the Year.

While the Jets did their homework on the top available veteran wide receivers on the market last offseason, they kept a close eye on the 2022 NFL Draft's wide receiver class as well. They zeroed in on Wilson who put together a decorated career at Ohio State.

Part of the reason the Jets were drawn to Wilson was his overall explosiveness and playmaking abilities. At 6-foot, 192 pounds, Wilson wins with speed and route-running as opposed to his size.

The Jets, and every NFL team, got an up-close look at Wilson's speed at the 2022 NFL Combine With this year's Combine quickly approaching, it's worth taking a look back at how Wilson's Combine performance compared to his fellow rookie wideouts.

How did Garrett Wilson's 40 time compare to the other wide receivers in his draft class?

Wilson recorded an official 40-yard dash time of 4.38 at last year's Combine. That time ranked seventh among all wide receivers at the NFL Combine, as can be seen below. Here is a look at the top 10 40-yard dash times among wide receivers at the 2022 Combine.

  1. Tyquan Thornton: 4.28 seconds
  2. Velus Jones Jr.: 4.31 seconds
  3. Calvin Austin III: 4.32 seconds
  4. Danny Gray: 4.33 seconds
  5. Bo Melton: 4.34 seconds
  6. Christian Watson: 4.36 seconds
  7. Garrett Wilson: 4.38 seconds
  8. Chris Olave: 4.39 seconds
  9. Alec Pierce: 4.41 seconds
  10. Skyy Moore: 4.41 seconds

Wilson and fellow Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave were not only among the fastest receivers at the Combine, but both players went on to have outstanding rookie seasons. Olave probably deserved more Rookie of the Year consideration than he received.

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With Wilson, Elijah Moore, Breece Hall, and others, the Jets have a very talented young core of offensive skill players to build around. Now, the team just needs to find them a quarterback.