Generally considered the pre-draft consensus WR1 of the 2022 NFL Draft class, Garrett Wilson has fallen behind Drake London and Treylon Burks in many rankings after their dreamy draft day landing spots. Wilson brings a lot of strengths and very few weaknesses -- scouts praise his route running, and he consistently improved his advanced analytical profile on a year-over-year basis at Ohio State. Even with multiple early-round NFL Draft prospects to compete for targets with, Wilson increased his target per route run rate by 27 percent from 2019 to 2020 and then again by 18 percent from 2020 to 2021. He was an explosive downfield playmaker in 2020 and then showed versatility as a more short and intermediate target on his way to 1,058 receiving yards in 2021.
Wilson's steady improvement and an impressive bag of tools make him rightfully one of the first players to be selected in dynasty rookie drafts. How concerning is it, though, that Wilson was surpassed by sophomore Jaxon Smith-Njigba as his own team's WR1 during his final season at Ohio State? Should we expect him to take over as the WR1 on a team with an already-existing target hog in Elijah Moore?
SportsLine's Fantasy analyst Jacob Gibbs provides a data-driven deep dive to answer that question and address anything that stood out from his advanced statistical profile. These player profiles are just a small part of the advanced analytical prep Gibbs is providing for SportsLine users heading into the 2022 Fantasy football season -- if you want an easy way to keep up with all of the information that will be published this spring and summer, SportsLine's 2022 Fantasy Bible (coming soon!) will be updated with links to each article as they go live.
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