The Miami Dolphins took Alabama wideout Jaylen Waddle with the 6th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. While that is not the route I would’ve went, you can’t fault them. I like Ja’Marr Chase better, but unfortunately for the Dolphins, he was selected by the Bengals one pick earlier. But they still gave franchise quarterback Tua Tagovailoa a dynamic weapon on the outside.
Waddle, at 5’10” and 182 pounds, may not be the biggest or the best receiver in this draft, but he will certainly upgrade the Dolphins wideout room. He had two productive seasons at Alabama before getting injured last season and only playing in six games. In those six games, with Heisman winner Devonta Smith opposite of him, he still put up almost 600 yards and four touchdowns.
In his three-year college career with the Crimson Tide, he put up 1,999 yards and 17 touchdown. Brian Flores wanted to make sure Tua has his number one wideout going forward. Tua and Waddle could be one of the most dynamic duos in the NFL for years to come.