2016 Rams NFL Draft Profile #4 – Laquon Treadwell

Aug 28, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Mississippi Rebels wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (1) carries the ball after a catch defended by Boise State Broncos cornerback Jonathan Moxey (30) in the fourth quarter of the 2014 Chick-fil-a Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-182962 ORIG FILE ID: 20140828_rvr_sz2_020.jpg

The Rams simply need depth at the wideout position. Their lack of offense in 2015 made it at times difficult to get into a position to win, and their two picks in the second round of the Draft this year could both possibly be used to shore up a lackluster group of wide receivers. According to Mayock’s 2016 NFL Draft position rankings, the top 5 WR’s eligible this year are:

1. Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss
2. Corey Coleman, Baylor
3. Michael Thomas, Ohio State
4. Josh Doctson, TCU
5. Will Fuller, Notre Dame

The last time a Rams player gained 1,000 yards receiving was during the Bush administration.
The last time a Rams player gained 1,000 yards receiving was during the Bush administration.

Torry Holt was the last Rams receiver to reach 1,000 yards, way back in 2007. In fact, they haven’t even had a single player on the roster reach 800 yards receiving since then. So, it might be prudent to target one or two of the above prospects this April.

At 6’2″, 210 lbs., Laquon Treadwell is a big receiver who can also block when called upon to, and will rely more upon his footwork and physical style of play to get open downfield. He has been observed by some scouts as lacking a true “second gear”, and his 40 times at the NFL combine in Indianapolis later this month will be closely watched by media types.


A balanced, strong receiver who will catch anything thrown in his general direction, he has excellent ability to pick up yards after the catch and earned All-America honors during 2015, his junior year at Mississippi. That probably had something to do with his 1,153 yards recieving and 11 TD’s playing in the brutal SEC. He has been compared by some to Dez Bryant because of his athleticism and skill set.

highlight reel:

2015 82 1153 14.1 58 11 1 -5 -5.0 0 0
2014 48 632 13.2 63 5 2 -7 -3.5 0 0
2013 72 608 8.4 38 5 3 2 0.7 7 0