Dolphins select Jaylen Waddle with sixth overall pick

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Reunited and it feels so good.

The Dolphins selected Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle at No. 6 overall on Thursday night, giving quarterback Tua Tagovailoa one of his former collegiate weapons in the NFL.

Miami initially had the third overall pick from Houston in this year’s draft, but traded it to the 49ers before moving back into the top 10 through another trade with the Eagles. That allowed the Dolphins to pick up a premium player while still acquiring San Francisco’s top pick for next year.

Waddle caught 106 pass for 1,999 yards and 17 touchdowns in his collegiate career. He had at least 120 yards receiving in each of Alabama’s first four games in 2020, but broke his ankle and missed much of the season. Waddle returned to play in the national championship game, making three receptions for 34 yards.

Waddle joins a receiving corps currently led by DeVante Parker and the recently signed Will Fuller.

The Dolphins also have the 18th pick in the first round later on Thursday.

11 responses to “Dolphins select Jaylen Waddle with sixth overall pick

  1. I am shocked they didn’t pick Smith there… but he’s still on the board… what if the ‘Phins end up with both? lol

  2. Terrible pick and why the Dolphins will be picking again next year in the top 5!

    Typical Dolphins 1st round reach.

  3. Speed Kills!

    Fuller and Waddle plus getting Wilson back should make it interesting.

  4. Joshua Pickett says:
    April 29, 2021 at 10:04 pm
    Cant wait to see Jaylen Ginn, I mean Ted Waddle catch those deeps balls.

    I see you read that article in the Miami Herald. Shouldn’t believe everything you read. Waddle is nothing like Ginn. Ginn caught the ball and headed straight out of bounds. Waddle heads upfield.

  5. Passing on a hiesman winning deep threat for the slot receiver who’s read is catch the 5 yard pass and take it 90 to the house telegraph what the team thinks of Tua.

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