Jaylen Waddle is fun to watch and has great hands to go with electric speed but like Mike Gesicki, Waddle is fed the ball and expected to moves after the catch in tight spaces. Dolphins fans are waiting and waiting and waiting to see him release downfield and rip off an deep reception touchdown.
Waddle was billed as a speedy receiver with fluid hips and motion, easily able to make defenders miss in open spaces but the Dolphins don’t typically put him in a position where open space is available to him. His longest reception is 36 yards which isn’t bad but consider that he 12 receptions in week three for a measly 58 yards and his most receiving yards in one game is 83 which he has done twice.
Waddle is the player that Miami needs to build their receiving corp around. Find players that compliment his style of play and can open up lanes or draw coverage. It was supposed to be easy this year but DeVante Parker, Preston Williams, and Will Fuller have spent far too much time injured and you can’t develop when you are playing with guys who probably wouldn’t be playing much at all at the NFL level.
Grier and Flores but more importantly the OC or OCs need to do better at giving Waddle the routes that will allow him to shine.