Jaylen Waddle

Jaylen Waddle

23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Miami Dolphins
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Waddle’s final season at Alabama was cut short due to a dislocated ankle, but prior to the injury he had 567 yards and four scores in his first four games. He returned for a brief appearance in the College Football Playoff title game, catching three passes for 34 yards, but then opted against working out at a pro day. At 5-10, 180, Waddle is small, and while he wasn’t timed in the 40, the GPS data apparently showed he was the fastest receiver in the country. His lack of size could be an issue as it has been for players like DeSean Jackson and Marquise Brown, but keep in mind Tyreek Hill and Antonio Brown are also of similar frames. Waddle will take his talents to Miami after the Dolphins drafted him sixth overall, reuniting him with former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Waddle will see targets right away, but he’ll have to compete with veteran DeVante Parker and free-agent acquisition Will Fuller. Read Past Outlooks
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#105.39
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$Signed a four-year, $27.09 million contact with the Dolphins in May of 2021.
Makes history in Week 18
WRMiami Dolphins
January 9, 2022
Waddle caught five of seven targets for 27 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 33-24 win over the Patriots.
ANALYSIS
While he didn't gain much in the way of yardage, Waddle still led the Dolphins in catches and targets, and his seven-yard TD grab in the first quarter opened the scoring. He also set a new NFL rookie record with 104 receptions, breaking the mark of 101 set by Anquan Boldin in 2003, and Waddle avoided an asterisk by doing it in 16 games. He'll head into 2022 as Miami's clear No. 1 receiver, but it's not yet clear if he'll still be catching passes from Tua Tagovailoa or if the team will look for an upgrade at quarterback in the offseason.
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How do Jaylen Waddle's 2021 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
59.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.12
 
% Team Air Yards
22.6%
 
% Team Targets
23.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
73.8%
 
Drop Rate
6.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.5
 
% Targeted On Route
22.0%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.59
 
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Snap Counts
Snap %
Miami DolphinsDolphins 2021 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

85472%
10786%
51243%
9778%
34129%
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32227%
2319%
17014%
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13311%
3327%
615%
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161%
00%
111%
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30%
32%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2021 Jaylen Waddle Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jaylen Waddle's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
182 lbs
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
30.38 in
 
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Limited to three catches
WRMiami Dolphins
January 2, 2022
Waddle brought in three of seven targets for 47 yards in the Dolphins' 34-3 loss to the Titans on Sunday. He also returned one punt for 15 yards.
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Leads team in receiving
WRMiami Dolphins
December 27, 2021
Waddle caught 10 of 12 targets for 92 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 20-3 win over the Saints.
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Coming off COVID list
WRMiami Dolphins
December 20, 2021
Coach Brian Flores said Monday that Waddle (illness) will be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list, Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports.
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Not activated off COVID list
WRMiami Dolphins
Illness
December 18, 2021
The Dolphins didn't activate Waddle from the reserve/COVID-19 list in advance of Sunday's game against the Jets, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.
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Headed to COVID list
WRMiami Dolphins
Undisclosed
December 16, 2021
The Dolphins have placed Waddle on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
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