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Laquon Treadwell to Wear Vikings No. 11

The first Vikings jersey Laquon Treadwell held had a No. 1 on it.

The ceremonial representation of Treadwell's selection as a first-round pick was handed to him by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on stage and in front of millions in Treadwell's home city of Chicago (he is from University Park, Illinois, and played high school football for Crete-Monee).

He'll try to make No. 11 an even bigger deal this fall and beyond.

Treadwell arrived in the Twin Cities mid-Friday morning and headed directly to Southdale Buffalo Wild Wings for a very special session of the "Friday Football Feast" on KFAN with "Voice of the Vikings" Paul Allen and Paul Charchian.

One of the first questions Allen asked Treadwell was, "What number do you want with the Minnesota Vikings?"

Treadwell, who wore No. 1 in college, answered, "Well, they gave me some options last night, and I'm going with No. 11."

Charchian followed by asking Treadwell's thoughts on joining the Vikings.

"I have a good relationship with Stefon Diggs," said Treadwell, who had swapped texts with the Vikings fifth-round pick of 2015 about a week ago to glean a little more about what to expect.

"To get drafted by the Vikings, I was looking at my phone, and he was one of the first names I see," Treadwell said. "I was like, 'Wow, look at that. It played out.' " 

Diggs, who led the Vikings with 52 receptions for 720 yards and added four touchdowns as a rookie, phoned into the show.

"We've got the best fans in the NFL, that's number one," Diggs said. "Number two, you're going to have a great coaching staff that's going to push you and lead you into the right direction. We don't sugarcoat anything. We just do things the right way, as far as preparing, so you're definitely in good hands as far as preparation and development as a player.

"Lastly, you're going to be around a great group of guys," Diggs continued. "Everybody is striving to be great, so it's going to be a lot of fun."

Treadwell told Allen and Charchian that he heard a couple of potential landing spots from his agent as the first round developed.

"When he told me Minnesota, I was like, 'Man, that's the perfect fit,' " Treadwell said. "I remember telling him as soon as I walked into my [Top 30] visit, I was like, 'Man, this is a first-class organization. They do everything the right way and hold themselves to a standard.'

"You can feel it as soon as you walk in the building, that it's strictly football and they want to win," Treadwell continued. "That's what I picked up on and told my agent."

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