Ohio State 2020-2022 WR - Jaxon Smith-Njigba ('21 SN All-American second team, '21 Third Team All-B1G)

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  1. Bucknut502

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    Very true…those last two long TD’s put the nail in the coffin imo.
     
  2. seismicmike

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    We need choke jobs by USC or TCU - maybe even both - this weekend if we want in. Only having 1 loss and that being to undefeated Michigan is the #1 thing going for us. USC is the only other 1 loss team
     
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  4. OSUBasketballJunkie

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    This injury will be the mystery of the season.........

    Never heard of a hamstring injury lasting this long unless surgery was needed........

     
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    Ohio State just announced Jaxon Smith-Njigba will not play in the Peach Bowl. Ryan Day: “I want to thank Jaxon for all he has done for our Ohio State program. He has had such a major impact here in Columbus, on and off the field, in a relatively short period of time.”
     
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    Godspeed. No hard feelings. Take care
     
  9. Arapahoe

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    Kinda weird but oh well.

    1 true breakout game and then that was it for him in a Buckeye uniform.
     
  10. Block "O"

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    Why announce anything??? Lol. He is status quo for 2022 as hes been all year.
     
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    Shouldn’t have announced. Keep’m guessing.
    Go Bucks
     
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    ESPN NFL Draft analyst Matt Miller ranks Jaxon Smith-Njigba top wideout in class
    When Ohio State wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba — who missed all but three games this season with a hamstring injury — opted out of the College Football Playoff on Dec. 5 and declared for the NFL Draft, he received a good bit of criticism, and not just from fans. Most notably, ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay said that, according to NFL scouts he had talked to, Smith-Njigba was “healthy enough to play” and that he was “protecting himself for the draft.”

    Smith-Njigba’s father and brother came to his defense on Twitter, refuting McShay’s report about Smith-Njigba’s health. Former and current Buckeyes players also backed Smith-Njigba, noting his attempts to play against Toledo and Iowa when he could have just started planning for the league.

    Unsurprisingly, McShay doesn’t have Smith-Njigba as his top receiver in this year’s draft class — he’s third in McShay’s latest position rankings — but another ESPN NFL Draft analyst does see JSN as the best wideout prospect.

    Matt Miller released a list of his top-10 receiver prospects, complete with NFL player comparisons and team fits. Here’s what Miller had to say about Smith-Njigba:

    “Smith-Njigba remains my top-ranked wideout because of what we have seen: eight straight games of over 95 yards to close out the 2021 season and the greatest bowl game ever for a wide receiver. He has shown excellent body control at 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds while showcasing the burst and agility to create separation against NFL-caliber defenders. The injury must be weighed in the evaluation, but a healthy JSN is the best receiver in the class.”

    Miller’s NFL comparison for Smith-Njigba? Dallas Cowboys star wideout CeeDee Lamb. As for teams Miller sees as a fit for JSN, he put down the Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans and New York Giants.
     
  15. OSUBasketballJunkie

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    WR JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA
    Even though Smith-Njigba missed nearly all of his final season at Ohio State with a hamstring injury, he’s still expected to be a first-round pick in this year’s draft. And he still has a very real chance to be the first wide receiver off the board, though he faces competition from TCU’s Quentin Johnston and USC’s Jordan Addison for that standing.

    Had Smith-Njigba followed up his record-breaking 2021 season with similar production in 2022, he could have already established himself as the top wide receiver in the draft. Now, it will be important for Smith-Njigba to show he’s still the same player he was before his injury at the NFL Scouting Combine and/or Ohio State’s pro day. Assuming he can do that, though, his spectacular film from 2021 should be all NFL scouts need to feel confident that JSN is an elite talent.

    While he’s not the biggest receiver by NFL standards, his spectacular quickness and route-running ability should enable him to emerge quickly as one of the league’s best slot receivers. And while every prospect is evaluated individually, it certainly doesn’t hurt his cause that Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson were the two best rookie receivers in the NFL this past season – especially considering Smith-Njigba outproduced both of them in 2021.
     

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