Alabama Football News

Dolphins select WR Jaylen Waddle at No. 6 overall in 2021 NFL Draft

Jaylen Waddle runs for a touchdown versus Georgia
Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr/The Tuscaloosa News via USA TODAY Sports

The most electrifying wide receiver in the draft has been selected.

Jaylen Waddle provided Alabama football fans with joy in his three seasons. He recorded 106 career receptions, including 17 for touchdowns.

A native of Houston, Texas, Waddle had 20 career scores (three on special teams) and the Miami Dolphins decided to select him at No. 6 overall. Brian Flores has reunited Waddle with his former Crimson Tide teammate, Tua Tagoavailoa.

The 5-foot-10, 182-pounder brings instant offense and will be fun to watch in the pros.

He becomes the sixth wide receiver that Saban has put in the first round since 2011.

*Get the BEST Alabama football insider information, message board access, and recruiting coverage today! SIGN UP HERE to unlock our subscriber-only content!*

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.

Facebook Comments

To Top