Before the Chicago Bears traded the No. 1 pick to the Carolina Panthers, Jaxon Smith-Njigba was viewed as a prime first-round target. It’s not that the Bears would’ve picked the Ohio State receiver with the first pick. Instead, he was considered a target if Chicago traded back.
The Bears have since traded back to No. 9, but Smith-Njigba has lost steam as a potential Bears first-rounder. The acquisition of DJ Moore has pushed wide receiver down the Chicago Bears’ list of draft needs.
Indeed, the Bears don’t need a wideout as desperately as they did a few weeks ago. Still, that shouldn’t rule out Smith-Njigba as a viable first-round pick for Chicago. He’d be a great selection.
Here are four reasons why.