Ranking the wide receiver units in the AFC East: No. 1 – Miami Dolphins
Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, Cedrick Wilson, Lynn Bowden
This is the best unit in the AFC East, and I don’t think it’s particularly close. Tyreek Hill was sent to the Miami Dolphins in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this offseason, and he’s jolted this unit to one of the league’s best.
Jaylen Waddle had a sensational rookie season, and looks to build on that in year two. With Hill lining up opposite of him, it’s very likely that Waddle has another 1,000 yard campaign. Tyreek Hill has been one of the best receivers of this generation, and their third option, Cedrick Wilson, had 602 receiving yards in 2021 and is an excellent third option.
The unit should be plenty for Tua Tagovailoa, as the Dolphins see if he is the real deal. The unit has blazing speed and should be able to frequently outrun opposing defenses. I do think that both of their top options being under six foot could pose a bit of a problem for them.
Not having a true difference maker at the X position. I guess Hill could man this role, but they don’t have a true, big bodied target like other teams do. Think if players like Julio Jones, Demaryius Thomas, Courtland Sutton, Calvin Johnson.
Obviously, it’s extremely difficult to reach their skill level, but their physical makeup was a huge difference maker when they played. The Dolphins don’t really have that kind of threat, which is a slight concern, but Hill and Waddle make for a marvelous duo.