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Wednesday Round-Up: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Anthony Bradford Land On Projected All-Rookie Team

Chad Reuter of predicts two first-year Seahawks to earn All-Rookie honors in 2023.


Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Wednesday, June 28 — about your Seattle Seahawks

Two Seahawks Rookies Named To Projected All-Rookie Team

None of Seattle's defensive rookies made the list even though several, including first-round pick Devon Witherspoon and second-round pick Derick Hall figure to contribute right away, but Reuter goes into detail explaining why wideout Jaxon Smith-Njigba and offensive guard Anthony Bradford will not only carve out playing time, but have exceptional rookie campaigns.

Selected No. 20 overall, Smith-Njigba left a substantial impact on the college football record books. The Ohio State alum shattered multiple FBS records in the 2022 Rose Bowl against Utah, catching 15 passes for 347 yards and three touchdowns. Reuter breaks down the nuances of Smith-Njigba's game that will add to Seattle's dynamic offense.

Drafted: Round 1, No. 20 overall

Geno Smith returns to lead the Seahawks in 2023, with Smith-Njigba operating in the middle of the field while DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett make plays outside. The former Buckeye will find holes in zones and separate from his man inside, giving Seattle a top-five WR trio by the end of the season.

Fourth-round selection Anthony Bradford showcased plenty of versatility during his time as an LSU Tiger, playing multiple positions in his 29 contests. Reuter shares a comparison to a recent contributor to Seattle's offensive line.

Drafted: Round 4, No. 108 overall

Seahawks GM John Schneider landed two starting tackles Charles Cross and Abraham Lucas in last year's draft, and Bradford has a chance to compete for the starting spot at right guard this year. Bradford missed minicamp practices after being in what head coach Pete Carroll called a "fender bender," so it did not sound like he suffered any serious injuries. His massive frame and relatively nimble feet remind me of a young Gabe Jackson.

In Cody Benjamin of CBS Sports’ latest ranking of the Top 25 NFL players under 25, wideout DK Metcalf comes in at No.17. With a respected nucleus of young talent and more waiting for their first games, it's safe to say national media is taking notice of Seattle's future building blocks.

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Seahawks tackle Abraham Lucas visits the Kamiak High Football Program.

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Two Seahawks rookies, wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba and running back Zach Charbonnet, were both in attendance at the 2023 NFLPA Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles, Calif. The event is an opportunity for league partners to connect directly with the NFL's most promising prospects all in one place.

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