Jacksonville Jaguars hardest incoming cut No. 3 – WR Laquon Treadwell
There’s no denying players who were once selected in the first round of the draft are granted way more chances than those who were picked late. This approach kind of makes sense. Whether it was their mesmerizing skillset or their elite athleticism, there’s a reason why they were selected so early in the process. One example that comes to mind is that of former Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Laquon Treadwell.
The Mississippi product was the 23rd overall pick in 2016’s draft. Looking back, this one may still sting Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, as he could’ve taken All-Pro Michael Thomas or Tyler Boyd but opted for Treadwell instead. The Illinois native was a non-factor in his rookie campaign, hauling in a measly one reception for 15 yards! Things didn’t get much better the following years.
The Vikes released Treadwell in 2019 and brought him back before the season started and gave him one last opportunity to show he could be a difference-maker. However, he didn’t do much with his opportunity, so they moved on from him last season. The wide receiver then joined the Falcons. He hauled in a career-high two touchdowns but caught just six passes. That kind of production won’t cut in most places. Nevertheless, the Jaguars signed him this offseason.
If the third time is indeed the charm, Treadwell could turn the corner in Jacksonville but there may not be room for him in a wide receiver unit that includes DJ Chark Jr., Laviska Shenault Jr., Marvin Jones Jr., Collin Johnson, and Phillip Dorsett.