Jaxon Smith-Njigba

Overall Rank
WR48
2023
Height
6' 0"
Weight
196 lbs
Arm Length
30"
(19th)
Draft Pick
1.20
(2023)
College
Ohio State
Age
22.4
Best Comparable Player
Doug Baldwin
Workout Metrics
4.57
44th
88.6
34th
122.0
54th
10.50
99th
10.15
76th
40-Yard Dash
Speed Score
Burst Score
Agility Score
Catch Radius
High School Metrics
14.2%
(12th)
College Dominator
16.1%
(32nd)
College Target Share
19.6
(75th)
Breakout Age

Jaxon Smith-Njigba Bio

Jaxon Smith-Njigba is an NFL wide receiver drafted in 2023 by the Seattle Seahawks. He was a highly-touted recruit coming out of high school, ranked as a top-50 player nationally according to 247Sports. Smith-Njigba played sparingly as a true freshman in 2020 at Ohio State. Three future first-round picks: Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, and Jameson Williams, were ahead of him on the depth chart.

Smith-Njigba broke out in his second season with Buckeyes after Williams transferred to Alabama. Smith-Njigba outproduced both Wilson and Olave with over 1,600 receiving yards and 9 receiving touchdowns on 95 receptions. Injuries limited him to three games in his junior season and he totaled just 43 receiving yards, but Smith-Njigba had done enough in the 2021 season to be the most sought-after receiver in his draft class.

Smith-Njigba measured in at 6-0 and 196-pounds prior to the NFL Draft. His 4.57 40-time was below average, but he recorded a 99th-percentile 10.40 Agility Score. Combined with his college production and route-running ability which was evident on film, Smith-Njigba was selected with the 20th overall pick in the 2023 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks. He is a strong addition to an already-stellar wide receiver room, already manned by DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Smith-Njigba is no stranger to competing for targets, and should be considered in the conversation with the league's best young star wide receivers.