The Miami Dolphins made a splash when they selected Jaylen Waddle with the sixth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and he has some crazy big play potential.
Waddle will get the opportunity to reunite with his former quarterback in college, Tua Tagovailoa, in Miami and the two could take the top off some secondary’s in the NFL very soon. Bringing in some help at wide receiver was a huge need for the Dolphins and they could not be happier with being able to do so.
Let’s take a look at three early predictions for Jaylen Waddle in his rookie season with the Dolphins.
3. He Will Help Lead The Dolphins To The Playoffs
My first prediction for Waddle is that he’ll help lead the Miami Dolphins to the playoffs. The Dolphins made their case for a playoff bid last season, but fell just short.
This season, however, they look better than ever and the addition of Waddle is a major reason why. Waddle will be an elite deep threat for Miami to work with, and they could enjoy seeing him perform in the playoffs this season. He is exactly what Tagovailoa needed to take the next step.
2. Waddle Will Rack Up Over 100 Receptions As A Rookie
My second prediction for Jaylen Waddle is that he’ll catch over 100 passes in his rookie season. Waddle is explosive off the line and he has outstanding hands. His great hands coupled with his elite speed could allow him to catch a lot of passes and keep Miami in good shape to win football games.
Waddle already has valuable experience with Tagovailoa in college and their chemistry could carry over to the NFL as well. Don’t be shocked if Waddle reaches the century mark in his debut season with the Dolphins.
1. He’ll Be The Only Rookie Wideout In The Pro Bowl
My final prediction for Jaylen Waddle is that he’ll be the only rookie wide receiver to be selected to the Pro Bowl. Waddle is an elite talent, so much so that he leapfrogged his Heisman Trophy winning teammate to be the number three overall pick in the draft.
Waddle is going to have the ball in his hands a lot and that could obviously allow him to make more plays. If you account for his speed, his hands, and his overall athletic ability, it’s hard to imagine the Pro Bowl without Waddle being present.