5 stud WRs the Giants can target for Daniel Jones after his mega-deal
By Zak Musso
4. WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba
The Giants have many holes on the roster to fill, including ILB, CB, and OL, so it may be smarter to draft a wide reciever rather than trade for one like Davis, in order to preserve the draft capital to fill those holes.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba could be a WR1 as soon as he enters the NFL, making him an ideal draft selection. Smith-Njigba played sparingly as a freshman in 2020 and missed most of 2022 with an injury, but had a historic 2021 season in Columbus. The Buckeyes wide reciever hauled in 95 Stroud for 1,606 yards and nine touchdowns that fall.
To cap off the 2021 season, Smith-Njigba posted the best individual performance in Rose Bowl history, catching 15 passes for 347 yards and three touchdowns against Utah. Smith-Njigba was the best wide reciever on the Buckeyes roster in 2021. That roster included 2022 first-round picks in Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave, as well as likely 2024 first round pick Marvin Harrison Jr.
The Ohio State wideout is 6-1, 200 pounds, the perfect build for a wide reciever. His blazing speed, contested catch ability, and physical build are all similar to Ja’Marr Chase, who is 6-0, 201 pounds. Wilson had 1,103 receiving yards for the Jets as a rookie in 2022, and Smith-Njigba can have that type of impact in 2023. The Giants may need to trade up to land him, but he’d be worth it.