Minnesota Vikings draft grades for picking Laquon Treadwell
By Adam Carlson
WalterFootball.com: Grade – B+
"“I’m giving all of these receiver picks a B+. Forgive me for being boring in this stretch, but they all make sense. Laquon Treadwell was seen as the No. 1 player on some boards, but the receivers were all ranked evenly heading into the 2016 NFL Draft. It was just a matter of what teams were looking for. The Texans, for example, wanted a speed guy to complement DeAndre Hopkins. The Vikings, on the other hand, wanted a possession receiver. Treadwell is definitely that, as seen by his 4.64 40 time, but he’s still a very good player and well worth the 23rd pick in the draft. “"
Chad Reuter of NFL.com: Grade – A
"“The skinny: General manager Rick Spielman got the most physical receiver in the draft in Treadwell. There’s no reason he won’t be a to-go guy for Teddy Bridgewater.”"
Steven Ruiz of USA Today: Grade – A
"“This pick made too much sense for the Vikings to pass up. Treadwell isn’t a burner but he has the frame and ball skills to develop into a dominant receiver No. 1 receiver. That’s exactly what Minnesota and Teddy Bridgewater need to push the passing game to the next level.”"
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