4. Wideout Jaylen Waddle
The Dolphins decided to select former Alabama speedster Jaylen Waddle with the sixth overall selection taking him over other Alabama wideout and Heisman trophy winner Devonta Smith. Even after signing Will Fuller in free agency, it was clear that the team wanted to improve the wideout core as much as possible.
At 5-foot-10, 168-pounds, Waddle does not possess overwhelming size but has the skill and ability that would make any offensive coordinator chomp at the bit.
The drawbacks of Waddle aren’t that many, mainly an ankle injury that sidelined him for most of the 2020 NCAA Football season. He did however make it back in time for Alabama’s National Championship win over Ohio State.
The positives of Waddle include his electrifying speed, high-end route running, kick returning ability, and his connection with current Dolphins quarterback Tagovailoa. He is likely to be the Dolphins’ top slot wideout and move him around.
Based on where the Dolphins selected him, and how highly multiple teams rated him, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he not only led the team in targets and receptions but in receiving yards as well.
Ideally, he will be used similar to how Tyreek Hill is used in Kansas City, but with the question marks still surrounding the Dolphins’ new offense, it will be interesting to see how the team will use the former Crimson Tide wideout.