Alabama Football: Tide breaks record in final NFL Mock Draft

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Alabama football breaks record in NFL Mock Draft 5.0

6. Miami Dolphins: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama

Miami would have plenty of options in this scenario despite both Pitts and Chase being off the board. They could trade back with a team looking to take a quarterback. They could also draft Penei Sewell, the best left tackle in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Instead, I have them taking Alabama football’s Jaylen Waddle. Waddle’s stats are lower than you would think due to the depth at receiver and his injury, but the film speaks for itself. He is a threat in the slot, and he can’t be stopped once he reaches his second gear.

Waddle is the fastest player on the field, and that is valuable in today’s NFL. He also has strong hands and great awareness with his foot placement. He’s going to be a special receiver, and he would be a great fit in Miami.

The Dolphins need a slot receiver, which is why I’m picking Waddle over Smith. Smitty can dominate in the slot, but Waddle is a natural slot talent. He would also open up the deep ball, which the Dolphins lacked last season.

Pairing the former Alabama football quarterback and receiver would be fun to watch, so keep an eye on Waddle to the Dolphins.