Tony Fleming, the agent for Laquon Treadwell, says the feedback he gets from NFL teams regarding Treadwell is that he’s an early-impact guy.
The knock on Treadwell on his profile at NFL.com is speed. That question may not be answered this week at the Combine as Scott Bischoff of NewEraScouting.com is reporting that Treadwell will not run the 40 in Indianapolis.
Also, confirmed to me this morning by a source that Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell will not run at the Combine.
In spite of that assessment Treadwell received the highest draft grade of any of the available wide receivers.
“They feel like he’s a pro-ready receiver. They expect him to come in and play right away. The combine is going to be important, his Pro Day is going to be important. The individual workouts are going to be important, but he’s a pretty polished player already is what I’m hearing from most teams. They think he’s the type of guy you can plug in right way and get production,” Fleming said.
The combine begins tomorrow. Quarterbacks and wide receivers arrive on Wednesday.
Fleming doesn’t believe speed will hinder Treadwell. There’s a big difference in running the 40 and “football speed” when you’re carrying your gear down the field and making plays.
“No, no, no. It’s a huge difference. Running it is like track. You’re down in a stance. It’s about technique, it’s about focus. The other one is football speed, and Laquon has definite football speed. The 40, it has a lot to do with your training, it has a lot to do with the technique they teach you. The way it boils down, you have to hit it. You have to be able to relax, get in the blocks, get in your stance and remember what you’ve been taught. It’s totally different playing football and going out and running, doing what you do naturally.”