Jaxon Smith-Njigba
Jaxon Smith-Njigba  WR  Ohio State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jaxon Smith-Njigba
Height
6-0
Weight
197
College
Ohio State
Position
WR
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Rockwall, TX
93.1/100
Player Rating
1
PositionRank
4.48
FortyYD Time
Receptions
23
Rec YDs
452
Rec TDs
3
Rec AVG
19.7

Jaxon Smith-Njigba WR Ohio State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jaxon Smith-Njigba WR Ohio State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 4.48 seconds
Height: 6-0 Weight: 197
Date of Birth: 02/14/2002 Age: 20.3
Overall Rating: 93.1 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Hands:
86%
Short Receiving:
98%
Intermediate Routes:
100%
Deep Threat:
100%
Blocking:
71%
DRAFT GRADE: 1st - Top 5 Position rank: #1
College Games: 20 College Snaps: 807
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (84/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #23 Pos Rank: #10 State Rank: #18
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (98.56/100 )
Ovr Rank: #15 Pos Rank: #2
Draft Profile: Bio
Jaxon Smith-Njigba from Rockwall High School was rated a 4 star recruit by ESPN and handed a 5 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school Smith-Njigba opted to join Ohio State.

In 2020 as a freshman Smith-Njigba saw action in 7 games for the Buckeyes as he made 10 receptions for 49 yards for an average of 4.9 yards per reception, with one TD, and a QB rating when targeted of 107.5.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 13 games and had 95 catchess for 1595 yards for an average of 16.8 yards per catch, with 9 TDs, and a QB rating when targeted of 141.8.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Has good body strength to squirm out of tackles with the coordination to maneuver his frame between defenders.
  • Has the strong hands any NFL wide receiver coach and quarterback would covet. Tracks the deep ball over either shoulder and brings in passes fluidly without breaking stride downfield.
  • Has a knack for getting open and is a quarterback's best friend - passers just need to toss the ball in his area and he'll come down with it.
  • Does not have exceptional straight-line speed but takes advantage of open seams when his quarterback is on target.
  • Good effort and technique as a blocker for his size. Can beat the press with elusiveness or physical contact. Runs crisp routes with sharp cuts.
  • A savvy, natural pass-catcher with reliable hands and very good focus. Snatches the ball out of the air and shows the concentration to make acrobatic catches look easy.
  • Does a nice job locating and tracking deep passes and is a legitimate vertical threat. Willing to go up and attack the ball.
  • Often used on deep routes, getting separation down the sideline or over the middle on crossing routes by extending his arms rather than pure speed.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Does not always use his hands to secure deep throws, allowing the ball into his pads and chest.
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How other scouting services rate Jaxon Smith-Njigba (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
11.3
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
2.0