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Jaylen Waddle breaks all-time NFL rookie record for receptions

Jaylen Waddle (#17) catches TD pass for Miami Dolphins in 2021 regular season finale versus Patriots
Jasen Vinlove - USA Today Sports

Miami has a decision to make with Tua Tagovailoa in the offseason, but it is sold on Jaylen Waddle.

The Dolphins hit a home run on the elite talent from Alabama in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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Waddle got selected at No. 6 overall and turned in a fantastic rookie season.

He set a franchise rookie record for receiving yards (1,015) and Waddle set the National Football League mark in receptions for a rookie (104) in a single season. He surpassed Anquan Bolden’s mark of 101 receptions from his rookie year in 2003 with the Arizona Cardinals. Waddle totaled five receptions for 27 yards and a touchdown in Sunday’s game against the Patriots.

He is eighth in the league for receptions and is in the running for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

He joins Mac Jones, Najee Harris, and DeVonta Smith as fellow rookies from the Crimson Tide that broke records in 2021.

Miami has a dynamic weapon in Waddle for years to come.

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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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