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Ohio State’s Jaxon Smith-Njigba tops PFF’s list of Top 10 returning WRs

Dustin Schutte | 3 hours ago

It’s hard to argue.

Pro Football Focus has recently released a list of the Top 10 wide receivers returning for the 2022 college football season. Atop that list is Ohio State’s Jaxon Smith-Njigba, whose final 5 games of the year were unlike any we’ve seen in recent history.

Smith-Njigba ranked No. 1 in PFF’s top returning wide receivers for 2022 and was the only B1G player to earn a mention. He finished the 2021 season as the Buckeyes’ leading receiver.

When the season ended, Smith-Njigba amassed a team-high 1,606 yards and caught 9 touchdown passes as Ohio State ended the year with an 11-2 record. He hauled in 95 total receptions.

Smith-Njigba capped his masterful season with a brilliant Rose Bowl Game performance. In that season finale, he caught 15 passes for 347 yards and 3 touchdowns, shattering records left and right.

That performance — as well as his season-long contributions — have Smith-Njigba as an outside contender for the 2022 Heisman Trophy.

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