Pro Football Focus tabs Ohio State's Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson as top WR tandem
Good luck, B1G defensive backs.
There’s no doubt that Ohio State has always been able to land some of the top wide receivers in the game. The combination of athleticism, speed, size and catching ability typically sets the Buckeyes apart from other teams at the position. That’s going to be especially true during the 2021 season.
Pro Football Focus recently provided major praise for Ohio State’s wide receivers, particularly Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson. That duo was one of the best in the sport a year ago, and it’s going to be hard to top next fall.
“Ohio State has the clear-cut best WR duo in the country,” said Anthony Treash of PFF.
Chris Olave & Garrett Wilson 🏆 pic.twitter.com/R9AF9CDBmj
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) February 13, 2021
The Buckeyes knew that Wilson would be back for at least one more season, completing his sophomore campaign in 2020. The big surprise was Olave deciding to come back for one more year, despite being considered one of the best wide receivers in the game.
Olave and Wilson enjoyed nearly identical statistical seasons in 2020. Olave totaled 729 yards and 7 touchdowns with 50 receptions while Wilson had 43 catches for 723 yards and 6 scores.
Even though the Buckeyes won’t have Justin Fields throwing passes for them again next season, the passing attack should be in good hands. Literally.