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Report: Jaylen Waddle healing properly following ankle dislocation

The Alabama receiver is still projected to be a top pick in the 2021 NFL Draft

CFP National Championship Presented by AT&T - Ohio State v Alabama Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

One of Alabama’s top wide receivers Jaylen Waddle is healing properly following an ankle dislocation he suffered this season, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Waddle is still projected to be a top pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Waddle played in just six games last season, including the College Football Championship, due to his ankle injury. The ankle appears to be healing correctly - a good sign for the speedy wideout who recorded four straight 100-yard games to open the 2020 season before going down with his injury. He is on pace for a full recovery.

Two other Alabama stars received good news following medical checkups in Indianapolis last week. Wide receiver Devonta Smith and running back Najee Harris also received positive reports.

Smith has been dealing with a dislocated finger with torn ligaments that he suffered in the first half of Alabama’s win over Ohio State in the CFP National Championship. The Heisman Trophy winner appears to be recovering properly and did participate in the Crimson Tide’s second pro day.

Harris, a player who is less on the Giants’ radar, is also recovering fully from the ankle he twisted in the CFP.

Both Waddle and Smith could potentially drop to the Giants at No. 11. Either wideout has the potential to add some much-needed explosiveness and depth to New York’s receiving corps. It’s good news for New York that both appear to be recovering fully from past injuries.