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:
Beast Mode is taking over the west coast. pic.twitter.com/V5xsRA1Im1
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) July 19, 2017
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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.
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.”