Former Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell is easily the best player at that position for the 2016 NFL Draft and will be a top ten pick come April. He has been drawing comparisons to other big-time NFL receivers, most notably the Chicago Bears’ Alshon Jeffrey.
Matt Harmon of Backyard Banter took a look at the top four receivers available for the Draft this year. Treadwell, Sterling Shepard, Corey Coleman, and Josh Doctson are all going to be drafted within the first two rounds and Harmon took a look at their Success Rate Versus Coverage (SVRC).
He talked about the Treadwell and Jeffrey comparison and said that it just doesn’t seem fair.
“Despite Jeffery’s status as one of the best receivers in the league today, that comparison doesn’t do Treadwell justice. One reality that Reception Perception helps illuminate is his ability to create separation, an area that seems to go undersold.”
During the 2015 season with the Rebels, Treadwell caught 82 passes for 1,153 yards and 11 touchdowns. Those numbers put him at the top of the conference in the latter two categories.
He is certainly going to be a big time receiver in the NFL and I personally cannot wait to see what he is able to do.
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