Cleveland Browns potential wide receiver prospect Garrett Wilson went through combine drills on Thursday, a look at how he performed and what that means.
Plenty has been said about just how bad the Cleveland Browns wide receiver room was in 2021. One of the favorite prospects to mock to the Browns at pick 13 is Ohio State’s, Garrett Wilson.
On Thursday night in Indianapolis, he ran drills as well as had his measurements done, and completed the 40-yard dash.
Let’s take a look at the measurements and the numbers from his testing, Wilson came in 5-foot-11 and 183-pounds. Wilson’s vertical jump measured in at 36 inches and his broad jump 10-feet-3 inches, both are considered good but not great or top level.
Hand size measurement was 9 and 7/8 inch hands which were one of the larger hand sizes at the combine. He had a 76 and 1/2 inch wingspan which was around the middle of the pack of the group. Wilson turned a few heads when he showed the speed that he possess in the 40-yard dash when he ran 4.38 seconds 40.
You saw more of the same from Wilson for the on-field drills, solid route running, smooth acceleration, and reliable hands. Though he didn’t have the eye-popping, head-turning 40-time that teammate Chris Olave did, Wilson had a pretty solid day.
All Wilson did on Thursday was prove what we all had already seen on tape, some questioned if he had next-level speed. Running a 4.38 he showed that he does have the speed to stretch the field at the next level and be a dynamic playmaker. His verticle wasn’t the best of the group but when you watch the film you see a guy that plays much bigger than his size and can go up and get the football.
If Garrett Wilson was already at the top of your board for wide receiver he didn’t do anything to drop him. You can’t always learn a ton from the combine, more just confirm what you already saw on film and thought of a player. Wilson didn’t blow you away but did more than enough to prove that he belonged towards the top of the rankings.
If the Browns do go wide receiver at 13 in April’s draft and he isn’t already selected, Garrett Wilson should be in heavy consideration for the pick.