Versatility and speed define Jaylen Waddle and the Miami Dolphins have reunited him with one of his former quarterbacks giving Tua Tagovailoa a needed weapon.
Waddle doesn’t just have speed, he has “ludicrous speed”, Spaceballs reference there for those who don’t get it. The point is, Waddle is fast and many believe he is the fastest player in this year’s draft. Not, the Dolphins need to figure out how to use him.
The versatility that Waddle brings to Miami will allow the Dolphins to use him on the post and fly patterns but the bigger damage may be on quick slants that will allow him to use his speed to break away into the next level. He is able to cut on a dime and make tacklers miss.
Waddle is what Miami wanted to get out of Jakeem Grant. He has the quickness and moves but unlike Grant, Waddle is a sure-handed receiver that doesn’t drop a lot of balls. Unlike DeVante Parker, he needs to be game-planned for and defenses will not be able to cover him with a linebacker but may have to use double schemes with safety and corner coverage. He is a match-up nightmare that will open the Dolphins’ offense and should make 8-man defensive fronts almost impossible to employ. If that holds true, the Dolphins’ running game will also succeed.
Waddle is special but the addition of Will Fuller and the return of Parker makes this an incredibly dangerous offense. There are no excuses for Tua this year but it will be interesting to see how Miami’s two-headed offensive coordinator system will use Waddle and how they will spread the offense.