The Green Bay Packers are in the middle of a franchise-altering off-season. It has been nearly a month since Aaron Rodgers declared he intends to play for the New York Jets in 2023. However, with seemingly no progress toward that trade actually happening, multiple other teams have reportedly entered the mix for the four-time MVP quarterback. Either way, a trade seems imminent, meaning Jordan Love will get the keys to the franchise. There may be one player that Love would like to team up with.
Jordan Love “likes” Multiple Jaxon Smith-Njigba Instagram Posts
Many Green Bay Packers fans noticed a trend involving Jordan Love and Jaxon Smith-Njigba on social media:
tired: Packers have a type
wired: Jordan Love has a type 😈@JuMosq @TylerDBrooke pic.twitter.com/EXGQf3TL7O
— zach schmitt (@SchmittZachary) March 30, 2023
Like many Packers fans, Jordan Love seemingly likes what Jaxon Smith-Njigba is doing to get prepared for the NFL. Per Gery Woelfel:
I asked ex-Ohio St. star Jaxon Smith-Njigba his take away from a formal meeting with the Packers Tuesday at the Combine: “They are definitely looking for a receiver.”
The Green Bay Packers haven’t taken a wide receiver in the first round of the NFL draft since 2002. That year the Green Bay Packers selected Javon Walker with the 20th overall pick. Could that trend break nearly 20 years later? The Green Bay Packers have also shown a lot of interest in the safety position.
They have also been mocked to take a tight end with their 15th overall pick in the 2023 NFL draft. Those are both areas of concern for the Green Bay Packers, possibly more so than the wide receiver position. However, if the Packers are truly going to take the “best player available” with their 15th overall pick, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba is there, it would be hard to pass up.
The Green Bay Packers have the vertical stretch ability of Christian Watson and the developing skill set of Romeo Doubs. However, Smith-Njigba could excel as a slot target,” Bowen said. “He’d run the unders and crossers, hit the seams and pick up catches on slot fades. With the route detail we’ve see from Smith-Njgiba on tape, he should produce early in his rookie season on play-action and dropback concepts.
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