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Jaylen Waddle one of three receivers to make PFF’s Week 5 Team

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He will get better under the guidance of Josh Gattis — Alabama’s co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers’ coach — however, it seems like everyone from fans to those that look deep into the analytics of football are enjoying Jaylen Waddle.

The freshman posted a career-high 138 yards with two scores on three catches in the Tide’s 56-14 win over Louisiana. 

While his 63-yard punt return touchdown and 94-yard score excited the crowd inside Bryant-Denny Stadium, Pro Football Focus took notice of Waddle’s effectiveness in space. 

As a website that dives into the intricate parts of college and professional football, PFF put together a Week 5 Team of the Week on offense and defense. The graphic was based on which players delivered the best performances with a high level of efficiency. According to its grading scale, Waddle was one of three wide receivers named to the team – grading out at 95.8 rating. 

Hailing from Houston, Texas, Waddle carried the highest grade on the team and finished his outing against the Ragin’ Cajuns with 201 all-purpose yards and three total touchdowns. 

He looks to continue improving and being a marquee impact on this team.

Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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