2021 NFL Draft Prospect - WR Jaylen Waddle


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Player Description


Name: Jaylen Waddle Position: Wide Receiver

College: Alabama Uniform Number: #17

Class: Junior Height: 5-10

Weight: 182 lbs Projected Round: 1st to 3rd round

Strengths:

  • Proficient kick and punt returner

  • Freakish speed and acceleration

  • Explosive when hitting a hole

  • Good field vision

  • Incredible leaping ability

  • Excellent catch radius

  • Good ball skills, able to track the ball effectively on deep passes

  • Plans his routes relatively well

  • Tougher than his size suggests

  • Exceptional YAC (yards after catch) ability on crossing routes

  • Willing blocker who employs the proper form and pad level

  • Versatile, can be placed at multiple alignments

  • Has a knack for making combat catches against one or more defenders

  • Able to beat opposing defensive backs with speed or finesse

Weaknesses:


The biggest concern in relation to his size, is facing bigger, physical corners in press coverage. In these situations, getting the separation necessary to make big plays, may not come as easy. As a runner, he can be a little predictable at times, as he generally looks to find the edge.

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