Minnesota Vikings draft: Five potential WR targets
By Dan Zinski
2. Laquon Treadwell (6-2, 229)
The 6-2, 229-pound Treadwell has drawn comparisons to Dez Bryant from knowledgeable people like CBSSports.com’s Dane Brugler. However, PFF’s Sam Monson argues that though Treadwell does have some traits in common with Bryant, a better comparison would be Kenny Britt. Via PFF:
"There is a lot to like about Treadwell, but he does struggle to separate, even in college. He has the movement skills of a big receiver, but at his size he’s not large enough that it should be preventing him getting open regularly. Often getting separation looks like a struggle and there are too many plays where he doesn’t just struggle to separate, but actively fails in his route to the defensive back."
NFL Mocks likes Treadwell’s size and skill-set but says he must get better at running routes. USA Today likes Treadwell’s physicality and nastiness, and notes that he is a very aggressive blocker. Treadwell is not viewed as a speed burner and in fact he declined to run the 40 at the combine. Draft Insider has him as the #8 overall prospect in the draft.
Treadwell brings many of the same things to the table as Doctson, but has greater physicality. The Kenny Britt comparison does give one pause.