Mike Herndon: A case for the Titans to draft Jaxon Smith-Njigba

By MIKE HERNDON, columnist

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- We are just over two weeks out from the start of the 2023 NFL Draft and the Tennessee Titans are set to make their highest selection since taking Corey Davis fifth overall in 2017.

Offensive line is still certainly in play, and I do believe Ran Carthon’s reported quarterback interest is real, but there is one player that I keep coming back to as an ideal selection for this franchise: Ohio State’s Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

Jan 1, 2021; New Orleans, LA, USA; Clemson Tigers cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. (23) upends Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba (11) during the third quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba/ Russell Costanza-USA TODAY Sports

Before I make the case for Smith-Njigba specifically, let me talk about the value of the wide receiver position at large and why I think it’s become more and more clear that it’s the second-most important position on offense and arguably the second most important position in modern football period.

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