Based on what we believe Mike McDaniel will plan to do with the offense, JuJu Smith-Schuster could be one of the best fits of all of the available second/third tier wide receivers.
He hasn’t eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark in any of the last three seasons, but he amassed nearly 1,500 receiving yards in his best season in Pittsburgh. Two years later, he caught nine touchdown passes on 97 targets. We know that the talent is there, and it may take the right quarterback and right system to get the most out of him.
Enter: Tua and McDaniel.
Smith-Schuster excels in yards after the catch, something that McDaniel’s 49er teams were excellent at. The coach has stressed as much in multiple interviews since being hired by the Dolphins, and he will certainly be on the lookout for guys who can put up big numbers in that category. The way that JuJu has often gotten his catches over the course of his career are slants over the middle, something that would fit perfectly with Tagovailoa. The Dolphins would still be in search of a receiver who could take safety help away from the middle of the field, but having Smith-Schuster and Waddle would give Miami one of the best underneath attacks in the league.