Yesterday, several players from the Miami Dolphins 2021 draft class agreed to terms with the team ahead of today’s rookie mini-camp. Running back, Gerrid Doaks and offensive lineman Larnel Coleman joined the group of undrafted players as the first of Miami’s rookie class to sign.
Today, the sixth-overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft signed his new contract with the Dolphins, though the terms of his deal are still unknown.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Miami Dolphins and first-round pick (No.6) Jaylen Waddle have agreed to a four-year, fully-guaranteed contract earlier today.
Former Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, the sixth pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, signed his four-year, fully-guaranteed contract today with the Miami Dolphins, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 14, 2021
Terms of the deal per Spotrac:
Jaylen Waddle’s contract is a 4 year, $27M fully guaranteed deal, including a $4.9M cap hit to the #Dolphins for 2021. His $6.75M AAV ranks 33rd among active WRs.https://t.co/HSB2eE1fc3 https://t.co/EBnu5AHDjZ— Spotrac (@spotrac) May 14, 2021
I’m a big fan of Jaylen Waddle, as I discussed in my FILM breakdown a few weeks back. I think that adding a familiar weapon for Tua Tagovailoa (the two played college football together at Alabama if you didn’t know) should help immensely. It doesn’t hurt that his skill-set embodies most of what Miami’s receiving corps lacked. His chemistry with Tua, in addition to his ability to create separation, #elite speed, and willingness to go up and get the football, are just a few of the traits Miami’s receivers severely lacked in 2020.
Dolphins fans aren’t the only ones excited for Waddle in Miami.
Here’s what the rookie wide receiver said when asked whether or not he was excited to be reunited with Tua Tagovailoa in South Florida.
“I haven’t talked to Tua yet, but I can tell you I’m excited just to get back with him, get everything down, get our timing down, and things like that. Luckily for me, we spent time together at Alabama, so we’ve just got to keep going.”