- New odds have the Miami Dolphins at -135 betting odds to take a wide receiver with their first pick in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft.
- The Dolphins have plenty of options, with receivers Ja’Marr Chase, DeVonta Smith, and Jaylen Waddle all graded as top ten picks.
MIAMI, Fla. – The NFL Draft is looming closer and closer and the decision day for each team in the NFL is rapidly approaching.
This year’s draft class is looking as explosive as ever, with some insane talent entering the league at quarterback, defensive line, and especially wide receiver.
Many teams have already jostled for position amongst the Draft board, the Miami Dolphins being one of them.
The Dolphins struck a deal with the San Francisco 49ers back in late March that sent their No. 3 overall pick to the Niners in exchange for the No. 12 pick and two future first rounders.
The Dolphins then traded that No. 12 pick and a 2022 first rounder to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for the No. 6 overall pick.
Now, with the sixth pick, the Dolphins have to make the decision that will dictate the immediate future of their franchise.
With their quarterback of the future potentially already in place in Tua Tagovailoa, the Dolphins could elect to draft some new weapons for the lefty gunslinger.
Currently, odds available via the online Super Bowl sportsbooks have the Dolphins as -135 favorites to take a wide receiver with their first pick.
2021 NFL Draft Odds – Position of Miami Dolphins First Pick
- Wide Receiver -135
- Tight End +225
- Offensive Lineman +425
- Linebacker +1600
- Defensive Lineman +3300
- Quarterback +3000
- Cornerback +3500
- Running Back +6600
- Safety +8000
- Kicker/Punter/Long Snapper +50000
The Dolphins only had two receivers over 400 yards in 2020, with neither going for more than 800 yards in DeVante Parker (793) and TE Mike Gesicki (703).
Naturally, they would love to bring in a dynamic pass catcher that can stretch the field and make Tagovailoa more comfortable.
Out of their options in the Draft, there is no shortage of talent.
Elite Receiving Talent
This draft is absolutely stacked with playmakers, and with so many teams looking to pick up a quarterback with the early picks, the Dolphins are in the perfect place to cash in at Number 6.
Out of all the first round talent, there are four clear and likely choices for the Dolphins.
Ja’Marr Chase – LSU – PFF Rank #6
- While Chase did not play at all in 2020, he still comes in as the highest ranked receiver by Pro Football Focus.
- In 2019, Chase hauled in 24 deep passes and led his team to the National Championship in tandem with Joe Burrow.
- Chase is huge, and would instantly provide the length and speed the Dolphins are looking for.
DeVonta Smith – Alabama – PFF Rank #7
- Just behind Chase is Heisman Trophy winner and two-time national champion DeVonta Smith.
- Smith was simply unstoppable in 2020 for the Crimson Tide, hailing in 117 catches and 23 touchdowns in 2020.
- Despite his smaller frame, Smith ranked in the top five in yards-per-route run against press coverage two seasons in a row.
- Combine that with his automatic hands and the built-in familiarity with Tagovailoa and you have an amazing pick for your offense.
Jaylen Waddle – Alabama – PFF Rank #8
- Where Smith was the steady hand for the Tide’s offense, speedster Jaylen Waddle was the powder keg.
- Waddle possesses truly game breaking speed, which is evident whenever he is able to get the ball in his hands.
- If not for his ankle injury, it is very likely that Waddle would be the clear-cut number one choice in this year’s draft.
"If there's a big play out there, I think I can make it."@AlabamaFTBL's Jaylen Waddle says he's the best WR in the draft.
— NFL (@NFL) April 16, 2021
Kyle Pitts – Florida – PFF Rank #5
The wildcard to this whole wager is Kyle Pitts from Florida. While Pitts is listed as a tight end, he is basically a deep-threat receiver in the body of a linebacker.
Standing at 6’6” 240 lbs, Pitts is a monster that is un-guardable off the line, in short routes, and over the top.
Those looking to bet on the NFL Draft could consider taking the value of the Dolphins to draft a tight end at +225 odds.
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