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The Splash Zone 4/30/21: Recapping The Dolphins First Round

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

2021 NFL Draft Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

We knew the Dolphins would be taking a playmaker with their first selection at #6. We just weren’t sure who it was going to be. Kyle Pitts and Ja’Marr Chase were the favorites to go there but both were off the board by the time the Dolphins picked. The Dolphins ended up taking Jaylen Waddle, a wide receiver compared to Tyreek Hill for his freak speed. Waddle will reunite with Tua Tagovailoa and hopefully they can get some big plays going on offense.

The Dolphins could have went any direction with the #18 pick. They decided to add edge rusher Jaelan Phillips. He was regarded as the top edge rusher in the draft this year but brings some concern with his injury history. If he can stay healthy though, analyst seeing him being a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day’s round-up below.


Jaylen Waddle

What Jaylen Waddle brings to the Miami Dolphins in 2021 NFL Draft
Who picked Jaylen Waddle in 2021 NFL Draft? The Alabama football receiver is headed to Miami after injury-plagued senior season.

NFL Draft 2021: Who did the Miami Dolphins draft?
The 2021 NFL Draft is here, and the Miami Dolphins once again have a boatload of draft picks and aim to surround Tua Tagovailoa with plenty of talent

Reaction to the Dolphins’ selection of Jaylen Waddle | Miami Herald
Feedback from draft evaluators on the Miami Dolphins’ selection of ? with the sixth pick of the NFL Draft.

NFL draft -- Miami Dolphins pick Jaylen Waddle No. 6, reunite WR with Tua Tagovailoa
The Dolphins picked Jaylen Waddle with the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL draft, reuniting the wide receiver with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, his former Alabama teammate.


Jaelan Phillips

Jaelan Phillips: 3 things to know about Miami Dolphins NFL draft pick
Get to know former Miami edge rusher Jaelan Phillips.

Dolphins Draft Jaelan Phillips: Instant Analysis - Sports Illustrated Miami Dolphins News, Analysis and More
The Miami Dolphins selected edge defender Jaelan Phillips with their second first-round pick of the 2021 NFL draft

Dolphins select Jaelan Phillips at No. 18 - ProFootballTalk
An edge rusher has come off the board, and he won’t have to go far for his new job.


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