Jaylen Waddle signs 4-year deal with Dolphins

Former Alabama receiver No. 6 overall pick in 2021 NFL Draft
Jaylen Waddle holds Miami Dolphins jersey on stage during first round of 2021 NFL Draft
Posted at 2:08 PM, May 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-14 14:08:44-04

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Jaylen Waddle is officially a member of the Miami Dolphins.

The Dolphins announced Friday that the team's first-round draft pick has signed his rookie deal.

Waddle was the sixth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

ESPN reporter Adam Schefter said Waddle signed a four-year deal.

The former Alabama star suffered what was believed to have been a season-ending ankle injury last October, but Waddle returned to action for the College Football Playoff National Championship, catching three passes for 34 yards to help the Crimson Tide defeat Ohio State 52-24 in South Florida.

He was a favorite target of current Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in 2018, when the No. 5 overall pick in last year's draft frequently threw to Waddle when they were teammates together at Alabama.

Waddle had 48 receptions for 591 yards and four touchdowns last season. In his three seasons at Alabama, Waddle amassed 106 catches for 1,999 yards and 17 touchdowns.