LA Chargers: Final prediction of the first 12 picks in the 2021 NFL Draft

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The Miami Dolphins save the LA Chargers from taking Jaylen Waddle

9. Miami Dolphins: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama

The Dolphins are not going to give up on Tua Tagovailoa quite yet and will partner him with his former teammate at the University of Alabama, Jaylen Waddle. You could also make the case for Devonta Smith, but his weight will hurt his draft stock a bit and Waddle provides the over-the-top burner that Miami does not have.

This is why the trade down is such a genius move for Miami. This is probably who the Dolphins would pick anyways at the sixth overall pick, unless Pitts were to fall, so they get to add two more third-round picks to their tool belt and wind up with the same prospect.

The LA Chargers should take notes. What the Miami Dolphins have done in the last two years is truly remarkable; besides passing on Justin Herbert, of course.

10. Dallas Cowboys: Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina

It appears that the Dallas Cowboys really want Patrick Surtain, who I think will be taken before they pick with the 10th overall pick. Cornerback is still a huge need for Dallas so they go with the second-best corner in Jaycee Horn.

Horn would be a great fit on the LA Chargers but the Cowboys cannot ignore the need on the defensive side of the football. Kwity Paye could also be an intriguing selection for Dallas, who struggled to generate pressure on the quarterback last season.