Come draft day, every fan is hoping for that “sexy” draft pick that will make their team fun to watch. Laquon Treadwell is that guy. He’s going to be that pick that makes fans cheer in excitement at the thought of him lining up in their offense. Treadwell has been highly touted ever since coming out of high school where he was a 5 star recruit a widely considered the best WR in the class. Now, he is widely considered the top WR going into the 2016 NFL draft class.
Name: Laquon Treadwell
College: Ole Miss
Projection: Top 15
Comparison: Dez Bryant
- Combination of athleticism, speed and size
- Attacking the ball
- Soft hands
- Yards after catch
- Concentration/adjusting his body
- Not a deep threat/gaining separation
- Route running
Laquon Treadwell is arguably the most polished receiver in this year’s draft class. He brings a little bit of everything to the table. I especially love his ability with the ball in the air. No matter who he is matched up with, he gets up and gets the ball. Treadwell doesn’t sit back and let the ball come to him, he attacks the ball and plucks it out of the air. He has tremendous concentration and he adjusts his body to the ball very well if he gets out of position. This guy comes down with just about everything thrown his way with his soft, reliable hands.
Along with prototypical size for a receiver, he has a great combination of speed and athleticism. Although, he doesn’t quite have the speed to make him a legitimate deep threat, but he is good at getting yards after the catch which is where gets the bulk of his yardage. Treadwell is very physical, especially in blocking which is what makes him such a well-rounded player, he’s among the best blocking WRs in the draft.
His great footwork and quick feet can be attributed to his athleticism, he uses that to his advantage with his stutter step. Treadwell has great release and gets into his route very quickly, although he needs more development in his overall route running – he sometimes struggles to gain separation in his routes. Even though he doesn’t have ideal strength, he continues to win 1-on-1 matchups.
Among all the receivers in the draft, Treadwell looks like the consensus #1 at the position. He is well-developed and still has some upside on the table. Treadwell brings a great skillset to the table and should make an immediate impact on whichever offense he finds himself playing on. He is a surefire top 15 pick and even could slip into the top 10.