First WR off the board to Seattle
The Seahawks selected Smith-Njigba in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 20th overall.
Smith-Njigba was widely expected to go in the top 12 or so, meaning at 20 the former Ohio State star looks like a bargain for the Seahawks. Tyler Lockett will be tough to displace from two-wideout formations, something the Seahawks run often as they trot out many multi-TE sets, but whenever Lockett declines it will be Smith-Njigba that the Seahawks depend on to step up. Smith-Njigba should make an immediate impact when Seattle goes three wide, likely running from the slot most of the time. At 6-foot-1, 196 pounds Smith-Njigba has only an average build and his 4.52-second pro day 40 time might have been more like a 4.60 on the combine track, but his excellent agility testing (6.57-second three-cone drill, 3.93-second 20-yard shuttle) should make Smith-Njigba stand out from the slot.
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Fant recorded four catches (on five targets) for 41 yards in Sunday's 37-27 win over the Panthers.
Smith-Njigba caught one of three targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 37-27 win over the Panthers.
Lockett caught three of seven passes for 34 yards in Sunday's 37-27 win over the Panthers. He also caught a two-point conversion.
Metcalf caught six of eight targets for 112 yards in Sunday's 37-27 win over the Panthers.
Charbonnet carried the ball nine times for 46 yards and caught one of two targets for minus-1 yard in Sunday's 37-27 win over the Panthers.
Walker carried the ball 18 times for 97 yards and two touchdowns and caught all three of his targets for 59 yards in Sunday's 37-27 win over the Panthers.
Smith completed 23 of 36 passes for 296 yards and one touchdown with one interception in Sunday's 37-27 win over the Panthers. He also threw a two-point conversion to Tyler Lockett.
DB | SEA
Adams (knee) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Panthers.
Dissly (shoulder) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Panthers.
Metcalf (ribs) is active for Sunday's game versus the Panthers.