Concussion like symptoms - 1 game in 2021
Clemson (2020, N), vs Akron, @ Indiana, @ Rutgers, vs Penn St.
Plays with good foot quickness off the line of scrimmage. Very good work on route stems when against off coverage. Good burst and explosion at the top of his routes. Plays with the "My Ball" mentality when the ball is in the air, showing top notch ball tracking and contested catch ability. His run after the catch ability is special, combining great elusiveness, good contact balance, and the juice to take it the distance.
Plays bigger than he is, but he isn't that big. Lean frame may hinder his physical and aggressive playstyle in the league. Rounds out routes and runs with a reckless abandon and can get out of control at times. Focus drops are a concern and will need to tighten up.
Wilson projects best as a WR who can fill any role in any offense where he is allowed to work primarily in the intermediate and shallow areas of the field. He can fill a volume receiver role, though durability may become an issue due to his playstyle and frame. His skill set allows him to blend into any alignment for an offense, meaning he can compliment any skill sets already present in a room. He can definitely stand to refine some of the nuances of his game, but his floor is higher than most in this class and if he gets polished he could be a valuable part of an offense for years to come.
Odell Beckham Jr.
Wilson is an explosive linear athlete with adequate lateral agility both with and without the ball. Shows good short area quickness and lateral agility at the line of scrimmage. With the ball in his hands he is extremely elusive and can garner YAC in bunches. His burst out of cuts is sudden and apparent. Has the long speed to threaten downfield as well as house a short pass. His play strength is a concern due to his playstyle. He plays much bigger than he actually is and while still productive in college, the competition is only going to get stronger at the NFL level.
Route Tree Variety
Big Play Ability
Wins on releases primarily off of foot quickness, can get run out of the play by physical CBs. Ran more intermediate and short area routes than deep. Separates at the top of his routes with a physical upper body and an explosive lower half. His body control in the air and on the sideline is top notch, leading him to be able to contort to make some sensational catches.
High Points Ball
Inconsistency with focus drops have been an issue with him for seasons, with 11 drops on 202 targets over 3 seasons at Ohio State. Possesses solid length for a sub 6' WR, can catch balls outside of his frame with little issue. His contested catch and high point ability is top notch, though it is questionable if that will translate to the NFL level at his size.
Run After Catch
Plays bigger than he is, is extremely aggressive and clearly loves the contact aspect of the game. His run after the catch ability is top notch in the league, and he will be extremely productive with the ball in his hands at the next level. Rarely gets dropped at the first tackle attempt and always tries to maximize yards gained. Has sprung many an explosive run for Tote Nation in the run game.
His football instincts manifest best as a ball carrier. He can feel contact coming and make slick maneuvers to best avoid it. He has lined up in all alignments of Ohio State's offense over his tenure, and has no clear deficiencies playing any role in an offense.