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2023 NFL Draft: Seattle Seahawks select Ohio State WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba with Pick No. 20

Kansas City, MO, USA; Ohio State wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba walks the NFL Draft Red Carpet before the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft at Union Station. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks finish Round 1 with two top-10 players on the PFF big board.

Smith-Njigba earned a 91.7 PFF grade back in 2021, outproducing first-round draft picks Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson. The Ohio State tandout now joins a receiving corps that already includes D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.

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Strengths, weaknesses and NFL role

Where he wins: Technical Savvy

JSN processes the game like it's in slow motion. His ability to break off routes without warning and catch the ball as he's changing directions is unmatched in the class.

What's his role? Slot

JSN ran 83.0% of his routes from the slot in his career, where he proved to be a sure-handed receiver who possessed the short-area speed to separate from defenders and consistently move the chains.

What he can improve: ??

It's not to say there's nowhere JSN can improve, but rather that the most deficient areas of his skill sett all revolve around purely physical tools.

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