February 2, 2023

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ESPN’s Mel Kiper has Jets selecting Ohio State WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba with No. 13 pick in mock draft – The Denver Post

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Mock draft season has begun.

On Wednesday morning, ESPN’s Mel Kiper released the first version of his 2023 mock draft. He had a surprising selection for the Jets at pick No. 13.

Kiper has Gang Green drafting Ohio State wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba with its first pick in April’s draft.

“The Jets picked Garrett Wilson at No. 10 last April and he had 83 catches for 1,103 yards as a rookie, but for the Buckeyes in 2021, it was his teammate Smith-Njigba who was their top wideout, as he put up 1,606 yards, doing damage mostly out of the slot,” Kiper wrote.

But ESPN’s resident draft expert points out that a “nagging hamstring injury” is a big question mark for Smith-Njigba heading into the draft. After his stellar sophomore campaign, he played just three games and caught…

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2023-01-25 10:04:53

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