Aug 5, 2021
Dreams of being a NFL player are a reality for Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson as he heard his name called on Thursday night in Las Vegas at the NFL Draft. The New York Jets used the No. 10 pick of the first round to take the 6-foot, 183-pounder where he will link up with quarterback Zach Wilson in the very near future.

Wilson is the first Ohio State wide receiver to be drafted in the first round since Ted Ginn Jr. (9) and Anthony Gonzalez (32) went in round one of the 2007 Draft. Teammate Chris Olave will likely make it a twofer, matching that 2007 feat of a pair of Ohio State receivers going in the first round.

It is an amazing stat to consider when you realize that it would be only the 7th time that this has happened in the same NFL Draft since 1967. For a little more perspective, Ohio State can join Alabama (7) and LSU (6) as the only schools to have five wide receivers selected in the first round since 2000.

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