JSN to SEA a better fit for real life than fantasy

Matthew Berry, Jay Croucher and Connor Rogers share their opinions on the move by the Seattle Seahawks to draft WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba with the 20th overall pick, citing it may be a better real life move than fantasy.

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- With their second pick in the first round, the Seattle Seahawks take Jaxon Smiths-Njigba, the first wide receiver to come off the board. So they get a number one corner in Devon Witherspoon at the top of the draft, and now right in the middle of round one here, guys, the first wide receiver and JSN comes off the board. Boy, is this wide receiver room looking good?

- Listen, it's-- Seattle's having a great draft--

- Awesome draft.

- --and I think this is a really nice pick for them NFL wise. Fantasy wise, like, when was the last time Seattle had a viable third wide receiver? We know it's DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, it's still going to be a run-first team under Pete Carroll. It's still going to be conservative. This is good for Geno Smith. I actually think this move fantasy-wise, hurts Metcalf and Lockett more than it helps JSN. We love JSN as a player, and dynasty wise, I think he's going to be fine, but it's hard to see him as anything other than maybe a borderline top 50 wide receiver in redraft.

Basically, I don't mind drafting him at the end of your draft as a flier and see what happens with this offense, but as long as Metcalf and Lockett are healthy, I can't see JSN having a significant fantasy impact week in, week out. Better NFL move than fantasy move.

- Yeah, I think there is a higher ceiling for JSN in other spots like potentially Green Bay or New England where he had less competition for target share, but I think the story here is the Seahawks going all in around Geno Smith. Because there was the thought that they might draft an Anthony Richardson at five, instead they got Witherspoon and JSN, and this is a team that's built around Geno now.

- I mean, they could have had Levis here like late in the first round and they passed on him.

- I'll say this in terms of landing spots, JSN goes to a place where he can live in the slot right away.

- Sure, absolutely.

- And that is going to make his transition as a rookie wide receiver much easier. So I love the landing spot. I agree with you, Barry, real football standpoint, you love it. Fantasy, a lot of mouths to feed now.

- Geno, very accurate, right. And, obviously, you've got Lockett with Metcalf on the outside, and so JSN is a safety valve. Perfect. Great. You know what I mean? Like, and all of a sudden, you add those three pieces to Kenneth Walker, a full year of Ken Walker, like, all of a sudden, this offense with Geno back, pretty interesting. If you're a Seattle fan, I think you should be happy tonight.

- Awesome draft so far for the Seahawks.