Why the Chicago Bears could take Jaxon Smith-Njigba at nine in the 2023 NFL Draft
Think about it Chicago Bears fans
Jaxon Smith-Njigba has faced Javon Holland and Joey Porter Jr. He let them know who he is during those games. The biggest reason not to draft him is the injury, but if he is past that injury...oh boy, look out. However, if you are afraid of injury or missing a season, then ask yourself about players like Ja'Marr Chase, Micah Parsons, Derek Stingley Jr, and Caleb Farley.
Some of those players worked out, and some didn't, but I know a lot of Chicago Bear fans liked all of those players. Lastly, let's talk about WR-U. Ohio State is currently looking to become this generation's WR-U until proven otherwise. They have an outstanding receivers coach (Brian Hartline).
Brian Hartline replaced a name that does not need to be mentioned in 2018. You could see the difference when he changed the games of Paris Cambell and Scary Terry McLaurin. He only had them for one season. Some feel that the future OSU receivers will bust because Cambell has yet to show out in the NFL like the other Ohio State receivers of that generation.
Look at what Hartline has been creating since he has had the chance to help recruit and prepare these young talents for the NFL. You know who JSN and Marvin Harrison Jr. are, correct? Do you know who Emeka Egbuka is yet? If Ohio State can find another talented quarterback to keep pushing Harrison and Egbuka next season, you will learn his name.
Hartline relies on the phrase "self-aware." That is how he is turning these receivers into bullies on the playing field. It is no surprise that Hartline's teaching focuses on agility, route-running, and awareness instead of speed when it comes to being a receiver. That is who he was in college and the NFL. The proof would be in the production and agility drills. OSU is the future of receivers as Georgia is for the defensive line. Jaxon-Smith Njigba, if healthy, is going to make some NFL teams very happy. I hope that team becomes the Chicago Bears.