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Former Alabama WR looks for first NFL Pro Bowl invitation after second season

Jaylen Waddle (#17) returns a punt for the Dolphins in second half of 2021 game versus New York Giants
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He quickly became impactful for Alabama football, and Jaylen Waddle is creating success in the National Football League.

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Waddle was the sixth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. He set an NFL rookie record for receptions (104) and totaled 1,015 receiving yards with six touchdowns. Waddle posted one 100-yard performance in 2021, but he’s done more damage in his second season. The 5-foot-10, 182-pounder has back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, posting 1,003 yards and six touchdowns on 59 receptions this year. Waddle is averaging 17 yards per reception and has four 100+ yard receiving games.

Miami is pushing for Waddle to make the NFL Pro Bowl. 

He is in a position to potentially make his first Pro Bowl if fans vote for him faithfully.

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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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