This pick might elicit flashbacks to John Ross. But I assure you: Jaylen Waddle is no John Ross. Waddle is better, more versatile, and he might just be the final piece to a scary Bengals receiving core. Waddle often gets thrown under the “small, fragile speed demon” umbrella, but he’s much more than that.
Ranking as my personal WR1, Waddle has game-breaking dynamic ability, and he finds and elongates spaces with ease. But beyond that, he’s also a good route runner, and he has the vertical athleticism to rise up and fight for contested balls as well. Waddle would fit very well with Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd, providing the speed to spread the field.