Laquon Treadwell
Laquon Treadwell
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
 Free Agent  
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
$Released by the Falcons in September of 2020.
Officially joins practice squad
WRFree Agent
September 16, 2020
Treadwell officially signed with the Falcons' practice squad Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Treadwell's move to join Atlanta's practice squad was announced Monday, but he's only now officially passed requisite COVID-19 testing. The 2016 first-round pick spent training camp with the team and reportedly struggled to overcome drop issues, but the Falcons at least saw enough out of Treadwell to continue monitoring his development.
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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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Joining Falcons' practice squad
WRFree Agent
September 14, 2020
Treadwell was added to Atlanta's practice squad Monday, pending the passing of COVID-19 testing, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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Let go by Falcons
WRFree Agent
September 5, 2020
The Falcons have released Treadwell, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Bad case of the drops
WRAtlanta Falcons
August 24, 2020
Treadwell has struggled with drops thus far in training camp, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
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Heading to Atlanta
WRAtlanta Falcons
March 22, 2020
Treadwell signed a one-year contract with the Falcons on Sunday, Zach Klein of WSB-TV reports.
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Another rocky season
WRMinnesota Vikings
January 15, 2020
Treadwell recorded nine receptions for 184 yards and a touchdown over 13 regular-season games in 2019.
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