The Miami Dolphins invested significant resources this offseason into improving the cast of weapons around 2020 fifth-overall draft pick Tua Tagovailoa. Chief among those investments were two upgrades made at the wide receiver position that are set to add a game-breaking element of speed on the perimeter that Miami sorely lacked last season. The team drafted Jaylen Waddle with the sixth-overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and signed former Houston Texans first-round draft pick Will Fuller in free agency.
Per Dalton Miller of Pro Football Network, those upgrades, along with the return of DeVante Parker, Preston Williams, and Albert Wilson, are enough to push Miami’s wide receiver corps into the upper-echelon of the league’s best. Miller has Miami’s wide receiver unit ranked 11th, just ahead of teams that missed the cut on his list, including the Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers, and Pittsburgh Steelers.
On Miami, Miller writes:
It all came down to Will Fuller being very good when he’s healthy. In fact, his yards per target are up there with prime Demaryius Thomas. Additionally, Preston Williams and Albert Wilson as fourth and fifth options are no pushovers.
It’s important to stand on the table when one has a strong opinion. Waddle is going to be a star. He brings something to the Dolphins’ offense they lacked previously as a top wide receiver corps. Before the addition of Fuller, they employed big-bodied jump ball specialists. Tua Tagovailoa now has receivers that can work all three levels of the field, and Waddle is a weapon behind the line of scrimmage as well.
Eventually, we’ll look at Waddle in a similar way as we do Tyreek Hill on the field.
This article was written by The Phinsider Staff Writer, Justin Hier. For more from Justin, follow him on Twitter @HierJustin.