Report: Seahawks sign first-round pick Jaxon Smith-Njigba

Field Level Media

May 11, 2023 at 9:07 pm.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba signed his four-year rookie contract, NFL Network reported on Thursday.

All contracts involving first-round selections include a fifth-year team option.

Smith-Njigba, who was taken with the 20th overall pick, becomes the second first-round selection of the 2023 NFL Draft to sign a contract. Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Jalen Carter, the No. 9 pick, agreed to terms last Thursday.

Smith-Njigba, 21, missed the majority of last season with Ohio State due to a hamstring injury. The preseason All-American sustained the injury in the season opener and played just parts of two games after that.

Smith-Njigba was poised to have a big season after catching 15 passes for 347 yards and three touchdowns in last year’s Rose Bowl. He finished 2021 with a Big Ten-record 1,606 yards receiving to go along with nine touchdowns.

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