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.

Sports Betting in Big Ten Country

Sports betting in Ohio is officially launching on January 1, 2023.

Pre-registration is now open at FanDuel Ohio for an extra $100 bonus. Go pre-register now.

21+ and present in OH. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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.