2021 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about JAYLEN WADDLE: Alabama, 5100 182 4.35. Junior entry, one-year starter, Houston, TX. Was heavily involved in the wide receiver rotation for three seasons. Two time All SEC performer on special teams and a first-team All America returner in 2019. Winner of the SEC Freshman of the Year Award in 2018. Had his junior campaign cut short by a serious ankle/lower leg injury. He did come back for the National Championship and was clearly less than 100%, but it showed his toughness and desire to win. Has shown enough over his career to be considered one of the top explosive playmakers in the class. Has such an explosive burst and also has the speed to run away from anybody. He lacks ideal size to complement that speed, however he overrides it with a competitive streak that very few possess. He can change the outlook of an offense by simply being on the field whether he is in the slot, on the outside, or returning punts and kicks. He is going to score a lot points and create space for others. Explosive, coordinated, powerful, and tough undersized receiver who looks like a kid that has been dominating the older kids at recess. Will stop all of his momentum on a dime, come back to the ball hard, and attack it with his hands. Is not deterred by traffic or defenders coming down on him. A competitive player that is the aggressor in 50/50 situations. Outstanding leaping ability coupled with elite body control. Can time his jumps and lunges for the ball exceptionally well. Plays bigger than his size. Has a chip on his shoulder. Dangerous player after the catch with good vision, upfield burst, and ability to plant his foot in the ground and alter his direction. A small catch radius. Needs to continue to hammer in route running mechanics. A few issues were hidden in college that he won’t get away with as easily against pro defensive backs. Doesn’t gain underneath separation the way his athleticism suggests he should. Lacks experience as a result of a crowded wide receiver room, limited opportunities, and being treated more like a gimmick player. 2020 stats: 28-591, 21.1 ypr, 4 TD. First round. (A-30 3/8, H-9 1/8, VJ-NA, SS-NA).