Laquon Treadwell was one of the most dominant receivers in the country this past season after returning from a devastating broken fibula and dislocated ankle in 2014. The Ole Miss wide receiver will give Teddy Bridgewater a big, physical target on the outside. He is one of the most difficult receivers to jam because he has a powerful frame, violent arms and exceptionally quick feet. Treadwell may not be the fastest pass-catcher in this class, but he is a very smooth athlete with great body control and hang time allowing him to be effective on 50-50 balls.
Bridgewater will love his big mitts and his ability to reel in passes outside of his body and in traffic. Treadwell incorporates head and hip fakes as he works hard to sell his routes on every snap. He is incredibly elusive after the catch showing good burst, acceleration and great vision. The ALL-SEC receiver has the strength and toughness to break tackles and turn short gains into long one.
Treadwell does more than catch passes. The All-American is highly competitive and gives 110% effort on every play, even as a run blocker. He loves to initiate contact and often drives his opponent backwards or even to the ground with his furious leg drive and outstanding arm extension.
The Vikings needed a wide receiver who plays big and Treadwell is a perfect fit. Few receivers use there body better to box out defenders than the Vikings newest first round pick affectionately known as “Megaquon”. The former five-star recruit and No. 1 receiver prospect has a natural feel for the position and knows how to work his way back to the ball. He has an uncanny way of being open even when he is covered. I love the pick and think Treadwell will be an immediate contributor for the Vikings.