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VIDEO: First Look at Jaylen Waddle at Dolphins Minicamp

Larry Rupp
Miami Dolphins fans got their first look at 2021 6th overall pick Jaylen Waddle at the team's rookie minicamp.
Miami Dolphins fans got their first look at 2021 6th overall pick Jaylen Waddle at the team's rookie minicamp. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
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The Miami Dolphins finished 10-6 last season and just missed out on making the playoffs for the first time since 2016. They went into the draft with multiple first round selections and decided to upgrade the offense by taking a dynamic pass-catcher with the No. 6 overall pick.

The Dolphins drafted Alabama's Jaylen Waddle and reunited him with his former teammate and starting quarterback in Tua Tagovailoa. Waddle has the skills to make an immediate impact on this offense and could become an underrated target machine. Fans got their first look at the speedy wideout at the Dolphins rookie minicamp this past week.

Jaylen Waddle Dolphins

The video shows a perfect comeback route and highlights how Waddle is able to stop on a dime and shift direction without any issues. That is some good news given Waddle missed most of his final season with the Crimson Tide due to a lingering ankle injury.

However, that didn't stop him from putting together a prolific college career. Waddle hauled in 106 receptions for 1,999 yards and scored 17 touchdowns in 34 games played. He averaged an impressive 18.9 yards per catch and also spent time as a kick/punt returner. That could come in handy for a Dolphins squad that lacks explosiveness on special teams.

All things considered, Waddle is expected to see game action right away and is tied for the 10th-best odds to take home the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award at +1700, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If Waddle can live up to his potential, it might not be too long before everyone sees him as the No. 1 WR in Miami.


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