Waddle immediately gives the Miami Dolphins an elite wideout to help the offense
Round 1 Pick 18
Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle
A shocker to me, and one that should be to the reader at home.
The first question you should ask is, is this possible? The answer is yes, especially since last year the top wideouts seemed to have fallen in the draft.
Waddle was feared to miss the entire season after injuring his ankle early on, but managed to return to play in the National Championship game against the Ohio State Buckeyes. He played one snap and seemingly tweaked his ankle once again. He didn’t touch the field again that night.
Assuming Waddle comes back fully healthy by the time the season starts, which is a more than valid assumption, he will be picked in the early first round. If he does end up sliding to the Dolphins at pick number 18, then they 1000% need to snag him.
With his speed alone, Waddle is ranked highly, but thanks to his ability to run seamless routes and be highly physical he becomes exactly what the Phins need. His relationship with Tagovailoa, the two being former Alabama teammates, is also quite vital.
No matter what, Waddle is a top-15 talent and taking him at 18 makes too much sense, especially if the team takes Sewell at the top and not Devonta Smith or Ja’marr Chase.