Standout Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle has signed with GSE Worldwide for representation in all marketing and off-field partnerships. Waddle is projected to be selected in the top 10 of the 2021 NFL Draft in a competitive wide receiver class. He’ll be joining Amon-Ra St. Brown and Kylin Hill as GSE’s rookie prospects. GSE boasts a star-filled list of NFL clients, including Alvin Kamara, Jarvis Landry, Diontae Johnson, and Melvin Gordon.
Waddle contributed as a vital role in the dominant Alabama receiving core over the last three seasons. Playing alongside Heisman winner Devonta Smith and first-round draft picks Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III, Waddle was still able to record-setting numbers. He finished his collegiate career with 106 receptions for 1,999 yards and 17 touchdowns. He proved he’s a threat deep down the field by securing three of the top-five longest scoring receptions in Alabama history. His exceptional play earned him many accolades including SEC Freshman of the Year, SEC Special Teams Player of the Year, First-Team All-SEC as a sophomore, and Second-Team All-SEC as a junior. The agile wideout’s statistics and achievements become even more impressive when taking into account he missed a majority of his final season with a severe ankle injury. Waddle returned for the Crimson Tide’s National Championship victory on a limited snap count but still logged 3 receptions for 34 yards. After already declaring for the draft, his decision to participate in one last game with his teammates spoke volumes to his commitment and character as a player.
GSE Worldwide is a global powerhouse in the athlete and personality management space. Also included on their client list are NFL Legends such as Bo Jackson, Ray Lewis, Steve Young, and Warren Sapp. GSE is understandably enthused to sign yet another standout football talent. In a press release, Russ Spielman of GSE said, “Jaylen’s future is incredibly bright, no matter which NFL team is fortunate enough to draft him.” Waddle also recognizes the significance of his newly founded relationship. “There’s a lot that goes into turning pro and, line in life, it’s important to surround yourself with the right people – I’m confident with GSE as my partner,” he added. Waddle will look to join the elite club of University of Alabama receivers who have gone on to achieve great success in their careers in the NFL.