The Miami Dolphins will need to account for rookie WR Garrett Wilson on Sunday.
Garrett Wilson isn’t struggling as much as many other rookie wide receivers. Through four games, Wilson has caught 20 passes for 253 yards. That may not compare to the NFL leaders but for a Jets team that had Joe Flacco at QB for the first three weeks, it’s not bad.
Wilson has a big frame and solid quickness. He runs good routes and can attack at the point of the ball shielding defenders. This week, he will likely be matched up against Nik Needham if Xavien Howard doesn’t play.
Needham is coming into his own on the boundaries and he will be tested this weekend. The Jets will try and get Wilson into space with his routes and that could mean underneath the secondary. If this is the case, the safeties or nickel corner will need to contain him and not allow him yards after the catch he averages around 12 yards per reception. Last week he averaged 20 YPC.
Wilson has started two games but he is a big part of the Jet’s offense and their future. It will be his first game against the Dolphins and if Zach Wilson can get into a rhythm, Garrett Wilson could be in for a good game. His best game to date came in week two when he posted 8 receptions of 14 targets for 102 yards and a touchdown.