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Grades and analysis for the NY Jets star-studded 2022 NFL Draft class

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Round 1, 10th overall, NY Jets: Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State

The Jets had a few options with their second pick in the draft, but given the way the board fell, they were able to land a player who was the top overall wide receiver on their board in Ohio State's Garrett Wilson.

Wilson was a two-year standout at Ohio State earning first-team All-Big Ten honors in 2020 before emerging as one of the best wide receivers in the country following a first-team All-American selection in 2021.

At 5-foot-11, 183 pounds, Wilson is one of the smoothest wide receivers we've seen come out of college in a while. He's a fluid athlete with superb body control who plays a lot larger than his 183-pound frame.

He's drawn comparisons to the likes of T.Y. Hilton and CeeDee Lamb for those very reasons. Much like Gardner, Wilson should step in and contribute immediately on offense alongside Elijah Moore, Corey Davis, and Braxton Berrios.

The Jets had been active in the wide receiver market all offseason in search of a true No. 1 receiver. Is Wilson going to be that guy? That remains to be seen. But he certainly has that potential to go along with a high floor.

Garrett Wilson can be a special player in the NFL. This is another excellent pick for the Jets.

Grade: A-

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