No. 1 Jaguars veteran who might get booted: Laquon Treadwell, WR
A prospect’s readiness is always variable coming out of college and some players need more time than others to develop. Wide receiver Laquon Treadwell is one such example. A first-round pick by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2016 draft, the former Ole Miss Rebel struggled to find his footing in the NFL but has developed into a reliable target for Jags.
During his four-year stint with the Vikes, Treadwell hauled in a measly 65 receptions for 701 yards with two touchdowns. That kind of production is expected from a reserve wide receiver, not one who was drafted 23rd overall. Minnesota pulled the plug on Treadwell in 2020 and he went on the sign with the Atlanta Falcons. He didn’t do much of note and finished the year with just six catches for 49 yards with two touchdowns.
Things weren’t looking good for Treadwell but he signed with the Jags last offseason and things took a positive turn. At first, he looked like nothing but a camp body. But he put his head down and came close to earning a roster spot. In the end, he didn’t make the team but landed on the practice squad and was later promoted to the active roster when injuries struck.
Treadwell made the most of his chance and tallied 33 catches for a career-best 434 receiving year and one touchdown. He re-signed with the Jags earlier his year and seems like a good bet to make the roster. Nevertheless, he could get the boot if the team’s brass goes with either Jeff Cotton Jr. or Tim Jones, which is a possibility.