Jaylen Waddle Fantasy Football Profile – 2021 NFL Top Prospects
Jaylen Waddle attended Episcopal High School in Bellaire, Texas. As a Senior, he played in the U.S. Army All-American Game. Waddle, the 2018 24/7 Sports No. 5 receiver, had plenty of options entering college. He committed to the University of Alabama, choosing the Crimson Tide over Texas, Texas A&M, Florida State, TCU, and Oregon.
In 2018 as a true freshman, Waddle was named the SEC Freshman of the Year after recording 45 receptions for 848 yards and seven touchdowns. In addition, he returned 16 punts for 233 yards and a touchdown.
In 2019, he totaled 33 receptions for 560 yards with six receiving touchdowns and was named first-team All-SEC as a return specialist. In his 2020, Junior season, Waddle broke his right ankle when tackled while returning the opening kickoff against Tennessee. The injury limited him to 6 games, in which he totaled 28 receptions for 591 yards and 4 scores.
Jaylen Waddle projects to be an efficient and productive WR at the NFL level. Waddle’s injury early in the 2020 season limited the amount of 2020 film that the RotoHeat team reviewed. Fortunately, there is plenty of 2019 film that we reviewed that gave us a clear indication of a highly athletic WR that brings a solid skill set to an NFL roster. Over at rookiedraftguide.com we have film for you to watch from the 2019 season, and you can see what we have seen and watch what our team has been looking at.
The team liked what they saw when reviewing Jaylen Waddle. Waddle is a wideout that can be placed at multiple alignments. Whether it’s the slot, on the outside, or even in the backfield, there are multiple ways to use him in order to consistently generate explosive plays. He offers his new team a highly explosive kick return game as well.
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