The Seattle Seahawks already have one star wide receiver rising up the ladder of the NFL elite in DK Metcalf. In the 2023 NFL Draft, they selected another receiver in Ohio State’s Jaxon Smith-Njigba who is reminding one former NFL quarterback of a “blend” between two legends.
During an interview with Metcalf on his podcast “Brock and Salk”, Brock Huard turned back the clock and compared the electric rookie receiver to two players he had the luxury of throwing the ball to during his playing days with the Indianapolis Colts.
In recognizing Smith-Njiba has the talent and potential to set his own tune as a great wide receiver, Huard couldn’t help comparing the Ohio State product to a blend Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne.
Seahawks rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba has former NFL quarterback raving
Due to his quickness and body control, the former NFL quarterback sees a savvy receiver who should make an instant impact in the NFL.
"“He is actually a blend of the two guys I played with in Indianapolis,” Huard said. “If you blended Reggie Wayne’s body type with Marvin Harrison’s movement skills and probably Reggie’s speed – Reggie was not a blazer and Jaxon is a 40-yard dash is not going to be a blazer. But his body control and his short-area quickness is off the charts. I think if you blended those two guys together, you might come out with a Jaxon Smith-Njigba.”"
In looking at his Ohio State highlights along with the show he is already putting on in training camp, it’s hard to disagree with Huard. I mean, just take a look:
Oh man is the 12th Man going to have some fun watching the Seattle Seahawks offense this year with Smith-Njigba in the mix to go along with Metcalf and veteran receiver Tyler Lockett. Speaking of Metcalf, the big receiver didn’t go the player comparison rout when raving about his new teammate. He just knows he’s going to be “special.”
"“He’s gonna make a lot of plays for us this year, and I just can’t wait for everybody to see what he does in training camp and for him to experience the 12’s and 80,000 fans screaming at him every time he scores a touchdown,” Metcalf said of Smith-Njigba. “He’s going to be very special for us in this offense.”"
With the weapons Geno Smith now has to throw the ball to and with a head coach like Pete Carroll, the Seahawks have something special brewing in Seattle, something that will have the entire NFL taking notice.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba already looks like he will be a big part of that in his rookie campaign in the NFL.