Three biggest priorities for Seattle Seahawks Week 4 versus New York Giants

  • Seattle needs to run the ball
  • Is LOB 2.0 really any good?
  • Get JSN involved

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Seattle needs to get Jaxon Smith-Njigba involved

The Seahawks have barely utilized rookie Jaxson Smith-Njigba so far this season, as he's had at most 6 targets on a 5 percent snap percentage. They've got to get their rookie the ball if they want to use his talents properly.

This stat may not surprise you if you've watched the Seahawks this season, but they've been converting third downs at a 30 percent rate so far this year. Which is good for the bottom of the league. So to put it bluntly, in obvious passing situations, the Seahawks have to be better. And I think that starts with getting Smith-Njigba more involved.

Njigba is an elite separator and he's shown the ability to separate at the next level as well in his limited targets. But he's been relegated to more of a screen option for the Seahawks and they need to give him real routes in order to showcase his ability more often. You could blame this on the fact that they've had to go more tight-end heavy with the recent tackle injuries to help in the run game and such.

This would restrict the amount of receivers they could put on the field at once and reasonably so, in two receiver sets they should definitely continue putting out Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. But if they want to convert more on third down, the agility and separation Njigba can create would help tremendously.