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Prospect Profile: Laquon Treadwell

Wide Receiver | Ole Miss |Junior

Height:6-foot-2 | Weight: 221 pounds

College Stats

2015: Caught 82 passes for 1,153 yards and 11 touchdowns, good enough to be named a Biletnikoff Award finalist, All-American and First-Team All-SEC selection. He caught three touchdowns against Oklahoma State in the 2016 Sugar Bowl, his final collegiate game.

Career: Came back strong from a leg injury in 2014 to have an impressive 2015 season and finish his Ole Miss career with 202 receptions for 2,393 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Combine Results

Vertical: 33.0 inches

Broad jump: 9 feet, 9 inches

Note: These were the only on-field events in which Elliott participated.


Summary:Treadwell didn't run the 40-yard dash at the combine, and that won't diminish the one physical skills knock that many levy against him: a lack of straight line speed. Treadwell does have good size, however, and there's no arguing with his production or toughness. He was in the midst of a solid 2014 campaign when a broken leg ended his season, but he bounced back from that injury and was able to take the field in the '15 opener as well as record five receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown against Alabama in a mid-September victory. Other strengths listed in Treadwell's Scouting Profile include a natural feel for the position, a hands catcher with adequate body control and superior tracking ability and aggressiveness in going after the football when it's in the air. He's garnered comparisons to Houston's DeAndre Hopkins and is credited for his footwork and route running as well as a willingness to improve as a blocker.

Mock me: NFL Media analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks both have Treadwell going to the Detroit Lions at No. 16 as the Vikings division rivals attempt to replace the recently-retired Calvin Johnson. Fellow analyst Chad Reuter has Treadwell going much earlier – to San Francisco at No. 7.

Scout speak:"He's going to get beat up because he's slow but I like everything else he does. You would think scouts would learn about overestimating speed and underestimating tape. He'll go in the first but not sure how high." – NFL area scout, as quoted on Treadwell's Scouting Profile that was written by Lance Zierlein.

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