The former Minnesota Vikings receiver is hoping to remain in the NFL.
Back in 2016 when the Minnesota Vikings were looking for a young wide receiver to pair with Stefon Diggs, the team decided to add former Ole Miss pass-catcher Laquon Treadwell in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Due to being selected in the first round, expectations were high for Treadwell as soon as he put on a Vikings helmet. Unfortunately, for both him and the team, he was never able to come even close to living up to the expectations he was given during his tenure in Minnesota.
Now, Treadwell is trying to earn a spot on the Atlanta Falcons roster for the upcoming NFL season. When the Falcons announce their final roster this weekend, will the former Vikings receiver be included?
Former Minnesota Vikings receiver on the Atlanta Falcons roster bubble
After a rough four years in Minnesota, Treadwell was given a fresh start by Atlanta this year. To some though, it was still a bit surprising that he was even able to land another NFL gig this offseason after his underwhelming tenure with the Vikings.
But a spot on the Falcons’ 2020 roster is far from a guarantee for Treadwell this year. And apparently, some of his old habits (like not catching) have been making appearances in Atlanta this summer during the team’s training camp.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter, however, thinks the former Minnesota pass-catcher is a long shot to make Atlanta’s final roster this year.
So it sounds like there’s a decent possibility that Treadwell could end up being a part of the Falcons roster this season. At the same time though, it doesn’t seem like he did much during training camp this summer to be a guaranteed roster lock in Atlanta.
Whether he is among the Falcons’ final 53 players or not, Treadwell has fallen very far from the days when the Vikings thought he was worthy of drafting in the first round.