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Jaylen Waddle


#47 Wide Receiver

112 Projected Points

ADP: 9.10
Bye: 14
Experience: 0 Yr(s)
Age: N/A
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 182
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2021 Projections & Outlook


#47 Wide Receiver

112 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
9.10 57 804 5 2

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What You Need to Know:

-Waddle, now 22, was a 4-star recruit and a top-10 WR in the 2018 class according to most scouting services.

-As a freshman, he ranked 2nd on Alabama in receiving yards -- behind only sophomore Jerry Jeudy and ahead of sophomore Henry Ruggs, sophomore DeVonta Smith and junior Irv Smith.

-As a sophomore, Waddle ranked 4th behind Jeudy, Smith and Ruggs in catches and receiving yards; 5th in receiving TDs behind those 3 WRs and RB Najee Harris.

-Waddle posted 25-557-4 in 4 games last year. Compare that to 38-483-4 for DeVonta Smith.

-In the 5th game of Alabama’s season, Waddle suffered a fractured right ankle. He had surgery and returned to play in the National Championship at far less than full health.

-Waddle stands almost 5’10 and 180 pounds. He brings Tyreek Hill-like speed and dangerous post-catch ability to Miami as a top-10 pick.

-Now a Dolphin, Waddle is reunited with his college QB, Tua Tagovailoa. After an iffy rookie year, Tua’s development will be key to maximizing Waddle’s year 1 production.

-Waddle also joins a deep Miami offense that also includes DeVante Parker, Will Fuller and Mike Gesicki.

-Current projections currently have Waddle at 96 targets — a number that might be tough to exceed if his teammates stay healthy. Miami ranked mid-pack in pass rate last year and have a defense that should lead to more balanced game plans.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Waddle brings rare speed to an offense that severely lacked it in 2020. He exits college with nearly 19.0 YPC against strong SEC competition.

He’ll face stiff target competition in Miami, so the immediate returns — specifically early in the season — might be uneven. Still, he’s the type of explosive threat that’ll at least demand attention in best ball formats.


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The Dolphins selected Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle with the 6th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. Waddle turned in a super impressive true freshman season back in 2018, hauling in 45 balls for 848 yards and 7 scores on a loaded pass-catching corps. His 848 yards ranked 2nd to only sophomore Jerry Jeudy -- ahead of sophomore Henry Ruggs, sophomore DeVonta Smith and junior Irv Smith. Waddle took a step back as a sophomore, finishing with a 33-560-6 line. But he got off to a monster start this past year, racking up 25 catches for 557 yards and 4 scores over the first 4 games. Waddle actually led DeVonta Smith in yards and matched him in TDs during that span. He went down with a fractured right ankle in game #5, though, and was clearly limited when he returned for the National Championship vs. Ohio State. Waddle is reportedly recovering nicely from that injury and didn’t miss time with any other injuries across his 3 college seasons. The Fins are getting the most explosive WR in this class. Waddle has supersonic speed, routinely blowing by DBs on deep balls and crossers. He also flashes plus contested-catch ability, despite going just 5’9 and 180 pounds. There are shades of Tyreek Hill to his game. No excuses for QB Tua Tagovailoa, who now has former college teammate Waddle plus Will Fuller, DeVante Parker and Mike Gesicki.

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