Commanders must be physical with Jaylen Waddle
Tyreek Hill's game is about vertical speed. While Jaylen Waddle is no slouch, he's more subtle than swift.
Waddle's got moves on top of moves coming out of his breaks. But he's not the most imposing at 5-foot-10 and 185 pounds.
The Washington Commanders can bruise Waddle's slight frame, provided they take a physical approach to covering No. 17. It'll mean jamming him at the line of scrimmage and then hitting the former first-round pick out of Alabama early into his routes.
Keeping a hybrid linebacker like Khaleke Hudson in the slant lanes will leave an enforcer in place to deck Waddle over the middle. Having a towering cornerback like Benjamin St-Juste or Kendall Fuller pushing the wideout toward linebackers is the key to the Commanders keeping one of the Miami Dolphins' best playmakers quiet.
Waddle and Hill can do the most damage. But the Commanders will need to be tougher up front to contain Miami's underrated threat on the ground.