In just six games, Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell has made it known that he will be one of the stars of the SEC over the next few seasons.
The 6'3", 215-pound freshman from Crete, Ill. has a team-high 39 receptions for 370 yards and two touchdowns this season and established himself early on as a reliable target for quarterback Bo Wallace.
In his first game as a college football player, Treadwell caught nine passes for 82 yards in Ole Miss' 39-35 win over Vanderbilt.
Not a bad debut, but also one that was expected.
How Laquon Treadwell Fits in Ole Miss' Offense
Treadwell is a perfect complement to fellow Rebel receiver Donte Moncrief. Both have big frames and have the speed and athleticism to stretch the field, but Treadwell has evolved into more of a possession receiver role in his first season in Oxford.
He's making it work.
He's second in the SEC in second-half/overtime receptions that gain first downs, catching 15 passes in those situations. He's clutch, knows how to gets open and has tremendous hands, which makes him a valuable asset for Freeze and the Rebel offense.
What Future Holds for Laquon Treadwell
Treadwell isn't a one-trick pony. When Moncrief moves on the NFL, expect Treadwell to stretch the field and become a weapon as his career in Oxford progresses.
He has the body to beat his man off the line of scrimmage in press coverage, the speed to get open and the hands and length to win 50/50 battles with opposing defensive backs.
Treadwell has "All-SEC" written all over him, and it won't be long before he realizes his potential and becomes one of the best wide receivers in Ole Miss history.
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