Vikings not worried about Laquon Treadwell’s speed

The Minnesota Vikings selected Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. One reason people were skeptical of the former Rebel was his disappointing 40 time at the NFL Scouting Combine.

However, the Vikings aren’t discouraged by the time as they are pretty confident in Treadwell’s abilities. General Manager Rick Spielman joined NBC Sports’ PFT Live on Monday and said the decision came down to Treadwell’s tape.

“We watched all of his ’14 tape, and you look at his game speed,” Spielman said.

“He had a very devastating injury at the end of the ’14 season against Auburn, and then you start to see him get his stride again the second half of the [2015] season. There’s been a lot of receivers that may not have run fast on the clock, but they play with good game speed, and we felt that Laquon definitely shows enough game speed to make an impact in this league.”

Laquon Treadwell certainly seems to be on the way to a great NFL career and he should be able to help quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. During his career at Ole Miss, Treadwell was one of the more athletic players in the SEC, recording nearly 2,400 yards and 21 touchdowns.

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