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Wilson is a dynamic player who possesses excellent after-the-catch playmaking ability. He is a strong-handed receiver who plays with very good body control and, at times, showcases an ability to make a back-shoulder catch look easy. He is a natural separator but can sometimes round off his routes, relying on his speed to bail him out. His ability to track a football is also very good, though he has lacked concentration at times leading to an occasional drop of a catchable ball.
He is a natural off-ball receiver who can play in the slot or the Z. He needs to improve his overall strength at the NFL level to play consistently on the ball where physical corners might give him issues. At Ohio State, Wilson ran a lot of underneath routes and routes nearest the line of scrimmage to use his after-the-catch skills in space. He can provide deep ball versatility at the NFL level and will benefit early on in his career in an offense that can blend the horizontal and vertical pass game off of play-action.
Wilson is an adequate run blocker, a vital skill to earn playing time at Ohio State. The Ohio State coaches are always adamant about the receivers possessing good run blocking skills, using Terry Mclaurin as a constant effort example when coaching the receivers. Wilson is also a player who can instantly impact as a punt returner.
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