Currently, Jaylen Waddle plays American football for the Miami Dolphins in the National Football League. His hometown is Hoston, Texas, and he was born there on November 25, 1998.
In the 2021 NFL Draft, the Dolphins selected him with the sixth overall pick after he played college football for Alabama. Waddle obtained a high school diploma from Episcopal High School in Bellaire, Texas.
In the senior U.S. Army All-American Game, he participated. He promised to play college football for Alabama University. In 2018, on National Signing Day, he made up his mind and chose Alabama over Texas, Texas A&M, Florida State, TCU, and Oregon.
In the sixth overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins selected Waddle, reuniting him with Tua Tagovailoa. On May 14, 2021, Waddle agreed to terms on a $27.1 million deal with the Dolphins.
Waddle competed in his first NFL game on September 12, 2021, taking on former Alabama teammate Mac Jones and the New England Patriots.
Waddle caught 4 of his 6 targets for 61 receiving yards and his first NFL receiving touchdown on a 3-yard Tua Tagovailoa pass in the 17-16 victory over the New England Patriots.
In Week 12’s game against the Carolina Panthers, he made his first significant impact, ending with 137 receiving yards as the Dolphins defeated them 33-10.