The Miami Dolphins came away from the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft with wide receiver Jaylen Waddle and edge rusher Jaelan Phillips. Waddle with the sixth pick gives Miami a presumed starter in the slot, though he has the speed and athleticism to play outside and go up to fight for receptions. Phillips was largely rated as the best pass rusher in the Draft, though there are injury concerns that pushed him down some boards.
It was a good start to the three-day draft process, but was it the right one? I wanted to see what you as fans thought of Miami’s first round.
As the first round was winding down, I sent out this tweet:
FIrst round reactions? GIFs only.— The Phinsider (@thephinsider) April 30, 2021
You all delivered. The reactions were all over the spectrum, with some fans in love with the two picks, while some clearly were not feeling it. I could not include every reply, so if you want to see all of them, hit up the original tweet and start scrolling. It is worth it.
I only say that because I’m just not sure on Phillips. If healthy he’s a monster. If not it’s a bad pick. Waddle I think will do well. pic.twitter.com/SRVAEZ27Q4— Michael Anderson (@Beastmike) April 30, 2021
Grier trading picks all the time. No way Waddle was the plan all along. Don't buy that for a second. pic.twitter.com/mcNC1fGSZb— RocFinFan (@Andrew32897841) April 30, 2021
...if they can possibly get back in the 1st and get Williams pic.twitter.com/OoQSskoOdo— LawlessKO (@LawlessKO) April 30, 2021