Ole Miss Rebels receiver and 2016 NFL Draft prospect Laquon Treadwell had an unofficial 40-yard dash time of 4.65 seconds at the university’s Pro Day today. Video of Treadwell’s run was posted to the football program’s official Twitter.
Treadwell also ran a 4.63, and the numbers don’t lie in saying that his times were slower than anticipated. Keep in mind that Treadwell opted not to run the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis earlier this year, but he did say his goal was to run the 40 “in the 4.4s or 4.5s.”
He did not achieve that goal, but let’s back it up just a bit. At 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, Treadwell is not known for his speed. Rather, his best skills are as a route runner and an ability to get open.
In terms how Treadwell’s underwhelming 40 time could affect his draft stock, it’s hard to say. Receiver isn’t particularly deep this year, but the latest mock drafts on NFL.com have Treadwell going as high as No. 10 to the New York Giants to as low as No. 23 to the Minnesota Vikings.
That said, though we can speculate all day as to what Treadwell’s 40 time means for his future, the facts are really simple. He is probably the most talented wide receiver in this year’s draft class and regardless of where or when he’s selected, he is going to be playing on an NFL team next year and should have a significant role.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Twitter