Laquon Treadwell ready to prove himself in year two

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Aug 28, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (11) runs during the fourth quarter in a preseason game against the San Diego Chargers at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings won 23-10. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Few rookies underwhelmed to the extent of Laquon Treadwell last season. In his rookie season out of Ole Miss, he caught one pass from three targets. His singular catch and fifteen yards came from a November game against the Detroit Lions. 

After being drafted in the first round (23rd overall), Treadwell’s complete lack of an impact was felt throughout the team, as he was outshined by players who seemingly came out of nowhere in Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. Thielen even leads all Minnesota Vikings in jersey sales in the offseason:


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It’s worth noting that Treadwell has been recovering from a broken fibula and a dislocated ankle that he hurt late in his college career, and last season he both broke his finger and was plagued with hamstring injuries. His total snap count clocked in under 130 and a large chunk of those came on special teams plays.

Dec 1, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive back Kavon Frazier (35) defends the pass against Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (11) in the third quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Minnesota Vikings 17-15. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

This season, Treadwell says he is feeling healthy and is looking to make an impact on this Viking’s offense in any way he can.

“I know I’m ready. I don’t have to doubt it. I don’t have to question it. I’m just ready to play.”

 

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