Laquon Treadwell
Laquon Treadwell
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
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Free Agent
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There have been many first-round receiver "busts" in recent memory, and Treadwell ranks right near the top of that dubious list. After being selected No. 23 overall in the 2016 draft, he battled through an injury-riddled rookie season and only registered one reception across nine appearances. A disappointing debut campaign laid the framework for an overall lackluster tenure in Minnesota, as Treadwell was held to 20 or fewer receptions during three of his four years as a Viking, with the lone exception being a 35-catch, 302-yard campaign in 2018. While his run in the NFL may seemingly be approaching the brink of extinction, there's been a precedent set for once-underperforming first-round receivers reviving their careers within the NFC South. Working within a similarly high-powered passing attack last year for Tampa Bay, 2015 first-round pick Breshad Perriman enjoyed a career year by posting 645 yards and six touchdowns. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Falcons in December of 2020.
Ends season with two-catch outing
WRAtlanta Falcons
January 4, 2021
Treadwell secured two of his three targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 44-27 loss to the Buccaneers.
ANALYSIS
Treadwell was elevated from the Falcons' practice squad late in the year, tallying five consecutive game appearances between Weeks 13 and 17 after going without a single activation prior to December. An injury to Julio Jones (hamstring) opened up opportunities for the 2016 first-round pick, as he totaled six catches for 49 yards with a pair of touchdown catches during that stretch. Treadwell's contract is up in March, rendering his status with the organization unsettled as Atlanta remains without a new GM following the October firing of Thomas Dimitroff.
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How do Laquon Treadwell's 2020 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
7.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.64
 
% Team Air Yards
0.7%
 
% Team Targets
1.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
85.7%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.3
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Laquon Treadwell's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The 40-Yard Dash, Shuttle Time, and Cone Drill metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
215 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.64 sec
 
Shuttle Time*
4.30 sec
 
Cone Drill*
7.04 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
 
Broad Jump
117 in
 
Bench Press
12 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
33.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Considering Treadwell has recorded just 56 receptions and 517 yards in three professional seasons, it shouldn't come as a surprise that the Vikings declined the wideout's fifth-year option, making him a free agent following the conclusion of the 2019 campaign. The 2016 first-round pick will only be 24 when the new season officially begins, but at this point it's probably fair to classify Treadwell as a bust. Aldrick Johnson, who had created a bit of a niche role in his lone season with the Vikings as a red zone threat, signed with the Panthers this offseason, opening the possibility Treadwell could once again position himself as the No. 3 receiver. Unheralded prospects such as Chad Beebe, Dillon Mitchell and Olabisi Johnson are all that stands in the way, which would seem to suggest Treadwell is the favorite, but pedigree is about the only thing propping up his chances at claiming the role at this point in his career. Considering the Vikings have no financial incentive to coax Treadwell into the position, don't be surprised if a training-camp standout pushes himself past the disappointing former first-round pick.
Plenty of opportunities have come Treadwell's way over the past two seasons, but the 2016 first-rounder simply hasn't capitalized. He doesn't have many excuses, either, considering both Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs have blossomed in the same circumstances over the same time frame. The offseason signing of Kendall Wright could push Treadwell to No. 4 on the depth chart and makes his path to playing time increasingly dependent on injuries to the trio slotted above him.
Taken with the 23rd pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Treadwell had expectations to contribute immediately within a below-average receiving corps. However, as Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen emerged to eventually notch over 900 receiving yards a piece, Treadwell saw his snap count severely limited, while a few minor injuries also hurt his development. Throughout nine games of action, he caught just one pass for 15 yards on three targets during an extremely disappointing rookie campaign. Improvements with his route running could result in a more positive outlook for Treadwell as he attempts to remove his name from the “bust” spotlight this season, and he's been given first-team reps already during OTAs. In free agency the Vikings signed fellow wideout Michael Floyd, who has proven himself as an NFL-level talent for years, but Treadwell seems to have a head start on the competition for the No. 3 spot right now.
On the one hand, the 23rd overall pick in the draft landed in a spot where he could contribute right away. On the other, the Vikings attempted the fewest passes in the league last year, and Teddy Bridgewater is evolving into more of a game manager than gunslinger. At 6-2, 221, Treadwell has excellent size, but his 4.64 40 time is slow even for a big receiver. Moreover, his broad jump (117 inches) and vertical (33 inches) are also below average. Treadwell seems to play faster on tape, however, and he's a smooth and polished receiver for his age. In any event, he should get a shot right away - last year's fifth-round pick Stefon Diggs, who disappeared during the season's second half, sits atop the depth chart and neither he nor anyone else on the roster should block Treadwell from getting snaps.
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Gets second TD in three weeks
WRAtlanta Falcons
December 30, 2020
Treadwell caught both of his targets for 11 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 17-14 loss to the Chiefs.
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Role could expand
WRAtlanta Falcons
December 16, 2020
Falcons interim head Raheem Morris suggested that Treadwell's role could expand in Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "We're looking forward to seeing more of [Treadwell] this week," Morris said Wednesday.
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Tallies first TD with new team
WRAtlanta Falcons
December 15, 2020
Treadwell hauled in his lone target for a nine-yard touchdown during Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Chargers.
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Opportunity knocks
WRAtlanta Falcons
December 2, 2020
Interim coach Raheem Morris said Wednesday that Treadwell will take over Atlanta's "OZ role" in the wake of Olamide Zaccheaus (toe) being placed on IR, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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Signs with Falcons' 53-man roster
WRAtlanta Falcons
December 1, 2020
Treadwell signed with the Falcons' active roster Tuesday.
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