Scout Evaluation - Jaylen Waddle
Jaylen Waddle is an electric playmaker in Texas' private school football who has verified speed in the low 4.5's. Waddle lacks ideal size and will need to bulk up once he's in college, but he possesses athleticism that is hard to come by. He flashes impressive short-area burst to separate from defenders in the vertical passing game and also free himself from would-be tacklers in close quarters. He's a player who owns both good top-end speed and impressive lateral mobility. Waddle can take the top off a defense from an outside receiver position, or turn short gains into big plays in the screen game and short middle thanks to his elusiveness and speed. Despite being a slot-sized receiver, Waddle can sometimes go up and win balls over defenders. Waddle will garner Power Five conference recruiting attention because of his skill set, which also translates to special teams in the return game. He's one of the more fun players to watch in Texas for the 2018 class. -- Gabe Brooks, Scout.com Midlands Recruiting Analyst.
- Downfield Threat
- Elusiveness with Catch
- Quickness off Line
- Slot Ability
Areas to Improve
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