PFF grades show how dominant Ohio State's trio of WRs were in 2021
There was no team in college football that had the kind of weapons at wide receiver that Ohio State fielded during the 2021 season. The combination of Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson proved to be a nightmare for nearly every secondary on the schedule.
According to Pro Football Focus’ grades, Ohio State was the only team in the nation to have 3 wide receivers grade at 75 or higher for the season. It’s just further proof that the Buckeyes had one of the best units at the position for the season.
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Ohio State is the only school to have THREE WRs earn a 75+ grade
🏈 Jaxon Smith-Njigba
🏈 Garrett Wilson
🏈 Chris Olave pic.twitter.com/vMsYk1mNOo
— PFF College Football (@PFF_College) December 20, 2021
Smith-Njigba ended the year as the team’s leading receiver in catches (80) and yardage (1,259). He also caught 6 touchdown passes during a 10-2 year for the Buckeyes.
Olave was the team leader in touchdown catches, hauling in 13 for the year. Wilson wasn’t far behind with 12.
Wilson also surpassed the 1,000-yard mark on the season, totaling 1,058 yards on 70 receptions. Olave wasn’t far behind, closing the campaign with 65 catches for 936 yards.
The trio will be on the field one more time, playing Utah in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day.