Jaxon Smith-Njigba...I got a feeling
What's your gut telling you about the 2023 Seattle Seahawks? Seaside Joe 1551
Though I obviously really liked the decision to draft Devon Witherspoon—probably the hardest I’ve ever cheered for a Seahawks draft pick but for mostly selfish reasons I suppose—I haven’t been able to shake the feeling that the Jaxon Smith-Njigba selection will stand out even more and potentially lead to the 21-year-old receiver winning the Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
I just got a feeling.
I have always leaned into the fact that I cover my favorite NFL team without bias. My goal with writing about the Seattle Seahawks is always to write about them objectively and rationally—no different than I would write about the San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, or Los Angeles Rams—because I feel that is the most fair, informational, and reasonable way to give fans what they most need.
And what is far too hard to find anywhere else.
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I say that to emphasize that my gut feeling on Jaxon Smith-Njigba’s immediate impact on the Seahawks should be just as real as if he played for the 49ers or the Packers or the Raiders. As if he was on any team, not just Seattle and not just right now.
More than anything, I love to watch exciting football players and last year my personal favorite draftee was Jameson Williams, a receiver out of Alabama picked 12th overall by the Detroit Lions. Though he only caught one pass as a rookie, it went for a 41-yard touchdown and it was known at the time of the draft that he would need a long time to recover from a torn ACL.