Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room examines a play from Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle’s portfolio that reveals a 2021 NFL Draft prospect capable of playing above his weight class.
You have to be tough in body, mind, and spirit to succeed in the NFL long-term. It’s why a smaller and lighter player must show skill to punch above his weight class.
The 5’10”, 181-pound Jaylen Waddle has demonstrated that he can play above his weight class in contested situations. This play against Auburn illustrates the explosion, physicality, coordination, and awareness required to transcend enough concerns about his size that he’s worth a priority pick.
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