CBS Sports’ Ryan Wilson releases two-round mock draft
We have entered the part of the offseason where new mock drafts are being published just about every day. This time around though, we’re going beyond the Giants’ first pick.
CBS Sports’ Ryan Wilson released a two-round mock draft that saw the Giants address the offense with both picks, starting with Ohio State wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba in the first round at No. 25.
“Smith-Njigba barely saw the field during the 2022 season because of injuries but he’s still one of the top wideouts in the class,” writes Wilson. “It’s easy to forget that he led the 2021 Buckeyes in receptions and that corps included first-rounders Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave, and future first-rounder Marvin Harrison Jr.”
As mentioned above, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound receiver had a standout campaign in 2021 while sharing a WR room with Wilson, Olave and Harrison Jr.. His 95 receptions that year were the fifth-most in Big Ten history, while his 1,606 receiving yards stands as the conference’s all-time single-season record. Smith-Njigba also found the end zone nine times on his way to being named Third-Team All-American and Third-Team All-Big Ten.
Smith-Njigba set Rose Bowl records with his 15 receptions for 347 yards against Utah to conclude the 2021 season, while also finding the end zone three times. He was named the game’s Offensive Most Valuable Player.
A hamstring injury limited the talented receiver to just five receptions for 43 yards as he missed nearly the entire 2022 campaign.