No. 4: Garrett Wilson, WR, New York Jets
The offense of the New York Jets is young. The quarterback will be in just his second season, the running back in his first (assuming it’s Breece Hall) and two of the top three receivers will be in either year one or two. That will either be really good or really bad for the Jets.
The good is that this group will grow together. The question is, how fast? If Garrett Wilson and Zach Wilson immediately build chemistry, then this duo could be dangerous to face for a long time. If not, then it will be a rocky season for the Wilson-Wilson connection.
The nice thing for Wilson, in the eyes of the Rookie of the Year race, is he isn’t the focal point of the offense the way that London could be in Atlanta. Elijah Moore looked solid as a rookie in 2021 and Corey Davis is a rather proven veteran. If those two stay healthy, they can successfully draw attention away from Wilson. If not, Wilson will see more attention from opposing defensive backs which should limit his production.
Again, we see opportunity and production go hand-in-hand. Wilson is going to get the opportunities to make a name in the NFL quickly. However, there’s plenty of external factors in New York that could dictate his production.