Treadwell, Hargreaves an intriguing matchup for Ole Miss, Florida

Lots of talk this week about the Laquon Treadwell-Vernon Hargreaves matchup.

Ole Miss’ top wide receiver and Florida’s top cornerback are both juniors and are both projected first-round picks in next spring’s draft.

Hargreaves is listed at 5-11, so he’ll give up about three inches to Treadwell, but speed and athleticism can make up for a lot of things, and Hargreaves isn’t lacking there.

The two met at the Under Armour game in 2013 and have kept in touch through social media.

Here’s Treadwell:

Hargreaves was already committed to Florida, and Treadwell was uncommitted when Hargreaves tried to attract him to Gainesville.

Treadwell has shown no effects of the gruesome injuries that cut short his sophomore season last November and appears to be living up to his promises to come back just as good, even better.

He leads the Rebels with 22 catches for 322 yards. His one touchdown was a thing of beauty, leaping above Alabama cornerback Cyrus Jones and then snatching away a well-thrown pass before Jones knew what was going on.

While everyone looks at Treadwell and Hargreaves they’re likely to cancel out one another. The game could be decided by what Ole Miss’ other receivers get done.

If so, that’s an advantage for the Rebels. It’s been a deep, talented and productive group so far this season.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Faun Douglas

    Here’s for the Gator Haters!

    • JB

      Hargreaves will play injured or not, i feel that the Gators can match that Ole Miss defense and even with a Freshman QB and Keven Taylor running offense not too bad

    • Killer_Beeze

      Unfortunately Faun, songs and videos do NOT win games. hahaha

  • JB

    JB injured or not Vernon Hargreaves plays, i feel that the Gators can
    match that Ole Miss defense and even with a Freshman QB and Keven Taylor
    running offense not too bad, despite a Freshman dominated Oline,

    • Killer_Beeze

      That Ole Miss defense–the front 7..are just as talented as ‘Bamas and they proved it when they played and beat them. The secondary are all ball hawks.
      Florida’s biggest weakness is their O-line. The Land Sharks are well capable of stopping the Gator’s offensive attack. They’re a step or two above the Vols.
      But, having said all that JB, I’m hoping/looking for a good spirited contest at the Swamp and of course a Rebel win. 🙂

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