The hype around the Miami Dolphins receiving core is starting to build as the regular season gets closer by the day. First-round pick Jaylen Waddle has been impressing the coaching staff throughout training camp and recently embarrassed an Atlanta Falcons defender at joint practice.
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Waddle can be seen cutting on a dime over the middle of the field and creating what looks like five or six feet of separation from his defender. He hauls in a bullet pass and ends up putting on a nasty juke before seeing nothing but daylight ahead. It only proved how crisp his route-running skills are.
The Dolphins drafted Waddle No. 5 overall this past April in hopes that he can become an immediate playmaker on offense. He shined as a top target on the Alabama Crimson Tide during college, racking up 2,016 yards from scrimmage and 17 touchdowns on 110 touches (34 games played).
The only thing holding Waddle back from a massive season would be the competition for targets from fellow WRs DeVante Parker and Will Fuller. However, Waddle is expected to be the team's go-to slot option and should see softer coverage as the big name players draw all of the attention.
The speed and tackle-breaking abilities Waddle possesses will allow him to be used all over the field this fall. The 22-year-old can take screens all the way for touchdowns or come down with a contested catch on a deep route. The sky is the limit if he can build quick chemistry with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
Miami has odds set at +188 to make the playoffs this season, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Meanwhile, Waddle is tied for the 12th-best odds to take home the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award at +2500.
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