By Adam Patrick
After being drafted in the first round in 2016, the Minnesota Vikings wide receiver has not done much to prove his worth on the roster.
Heading into the 2016 NFL Draft, Laquon Treadwell was regarded as one of the top wide receivers of his class. Out of the University of Mississippi, Treadwell had the prototypical frame that scouts fall in love with (6-foot-2, 221 pounds) and the statistics to add to his intrigue (82 catches, 1,153 yards, 11 touchdowns as a junior).
Some had their doubts about him succeeding at the pro level due to his lack of speed (sub 4.6 40-yard dash time) and his inability to consistently separate from defenders. But the Minnesota Vikings clearly felt Treadwell was still worth the 23rd overall selection the team used on him at the 2016 draft.
After a forgetful rookie season with the Vikings that saw him finish with just one catch in nine appearances, the young receiver was given more playing time in 2017. However, the results were not that much better than what he did in 2016.