Laquon Treadwell: Latest News, Rumors and Buzz Surrounding WR's Draft Stock

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01:  Laquon Treadwell #1 of the Mississippi Rebels celebrates his touchdown against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the second quarter of the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Laquon Treadwell is one of the top wide receiver prospects in the 2016 NFL draft after bouncing back from a gruesome leg injury in 2014.

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Mayock Compares Treadwell to NFL Receiver

Tuesday, Feb. 22

NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock compared Treadwell to the Chicago Bears' Alshon Jeffery, per College Football 24/7

Treadwell Won't Run 40-Yard Dash at NFL Combine

Monday, Feb. 22   

The former Ole Miss star has been training in Miami on a limited basis and will wait until his pro day on March 28 to run the 40, according to Brooke Cersosimo of NFL Network.

"I've only had a week-and-a-half here [in Miami] and want to wait 'til I'm at our facilities," Treadwell said, per Cersosimo. 

Kiper: Treadwell Is Top Receiver 

Monday, Feb. 22

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. projects Treadwell as a high first-round pick but believes the SEC’s top receiver in 2015 could enhance his stock with a strong performance in the 40-yard dash. 

“Laquon Treadwell is the top receiver,” Kiper said, per Daniel Paulling of the Clarion-Ledger. “If he runs well, maybe he’s a top-10 pick. If not, probably top 15 to top 20. He’s one to watch [at the combine].”

However, Brad Evans of Yahoo Sports believes Treadwell’s talents will translate regardless of his 40 speed:

Treadwell Enjoyed Successful 2015 After Major Leg Injury

Treadwell bounced back from a gruesome leg injury in 2014 to lead all SEC receivers last year with 1,153 yards and 11 touchdowns. He finished his three-year career with 12 school records, per Paulling.

Gridiron Now gave a brief assessment of Treadwell’s draft projections:

Treadwell (6'2", 210 lbs) has the length and athleticism to emerge as a top receiver, but his speed and route running are areas he can improve. 

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick told NESN's Doug Kyed that players place too high a premium on training for combine drills, but it's understandable Treadwell wants to post the best possible score in an area considered his weakness