D.K. Metcalf and Jaxon Smith-Njigba become a lethal wide receiver duo
Imagine potentially having one of the best wide receiver duos in the NFL. That's where the Seahawks could find themselves this year.
As the projected WR1 of the 2023 draft class, the fact that Jaxon Smith-Njigba fell into Seattle's lap at pick 20 is astounding. It's likely because he's recovering from a hamstring injury that ended his final season with Ohio State short, but he's just one year removed from a record-breaking performance that coach Carroll hopes he can translate to the NFL.
Smith-Njigba's performance through the 2021 season was more impressive than what's seen on paper. Not only did he break Ohio State's single-season record with 95 catches for 1,606 yards, but he also broke the 20-year-held Big Ten receiving yards record.
Combine that with what we know Metcalf can bring to the field, and there's a chance the Seahawks will have one of the most dominant pair of receivers in the league.
Metcalf has been a consistent threat in the NFC since joining the team in 2019. So much so there are some even referring to the former Pro Bowler as Seattle's own Megatron, which is quite the compliment.
After having an outstanding yet shaky 2022 season, some of which Metcalf blamed on his eagerness to be more of a vocal leader on the team, there's no doubt he's primed to continue being the team's leading receiver and can only get better with Smith-Njigba's incorporation.