Last year, former Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba entered the college football season widely considered the top receiver in the country, but a hamstring injury on the first drive of the team’s season-opening game against Notre Dame derailed his entire final season with the Buckeyes. But as he prepares for his first NFL season with the Seattle Seahawks, who just selected him in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft, it sounds like he’s feeling much better.
This week, Smith-Njigba revealed that he feels completely healthy as he begins his career with the Seattle Seahawks.
“I feel great, feel 100 percent, ready to go, happy to be out here competing,” Smith-Njigba said according to Pro Football Talk.
Smith-Njigba did say that the Seahawks are taking some extra precautions given his injury history, not wanting him to do too much too soon. But he still seems to think that he’s finally fully healed from his injury.
“Yeah, just taking it slow, taking it one step at a time, and getting ready for the next step,” Smith-Njigba said. “They’re just trying to control and make sure everything goes smoothly. They are doing a great job of doing that.”
It’s great news for Smith-Njigba as he hopes to make an instant impact for the Seahawks.