Last night as I was watching the riveting film I,Tonya, I combed through the 1st official Miami Dolphins depth chart of the season and I noticed that Jaylen Waddle is behind Albert Wilson for the slot receiver spot.
I’m not saying that there are folks out there who are losing their minds at the idea that the 6th overall pick of the draft is behind a guy that hasn’t played in over a year.
However, I did want to soothe any potential soul out there who was about to hack their ear off.
There’s no need to do anything drastic like that.
It’s the 1st depth chart as the Dolphins start joint practices with the Chicago Bears who they will play their 1st preseason game against on Saturday.
The depth chart will change a few times before the Dolphins strap it up for week one against the Patriots and I fully believe and guarantee that Jaylen Waddle will be highly involved in the game plan regardless of where he falls on any depth chart.
I’m so confident mainly because Jaylen Waddle is really good at football and the fact that you don’t draft him with the #6 pick in the draft to sparingly use him.
I mean, I hope that isn’t the case and even though that would be a very Dolphins thing to happen, I don’t think there is any universe that exists where Waddle isn’t very much in the overall approach to beating New England.
From all the regulars that you read about how the Dolphins are doing in training camp, you’ll get the sense that Waddle is having an excellent camp.
Here are some visuals for all you visual learners out there.
Why is Jaylen Waddle behind Albert Wilson? Who really knows? Could be because has been having a wonderful camp littered with big plays.
Maybe it’s because Flores knows it doesn’t really matter who’s first or second because both are going to play plenty when the season starts.
It really doesn’t matter right now and honestly, it probably won’t ever matter.
The possibility of having two players with the particular set of skills that Waddle and Wilson have on the same team is something that drives coaches mad.
I shudder to think what not one but two offensive coordinators can come up with both Waddle and Wilson.
What matters is that Jaylen Waddle, even with that pesky limp that also means nothing, and Albert Wilson both seem primed to major contributors this year.
We get to see what they and the rest of the team look like playing against another team in the next few days and on Saturday.
It should be a lot of fun. Enjoy Tuesday, enjoy the practice against the Bears and keep both your ears intact.
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