Laquon Treadwell

Laquon Treadwell

Wide Receiver #11
Team: Atlanta Falcons
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 221 lb.
College:Mississippi
Age:25
Born:June 14, 1995
Drafted:2016 / Rd. 1 (23)
Draft Team:MIN

Laquon Treadwell: Ends season with two-catch outing

Treadwell secured two of his three targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 44-27 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Treadwell was elevated from the Falcons' practice squad late in the year, tallying five consecutive game appearances between Weeks 13 and 17 after going without a single activation prior to December. An injury to Julio Jones (hamstring) opened up opportunities for the 2016 first-round pick, as he totaled six catches for 49 yards with a pair of touchdown catches during that stretch. Treadwell's contract is up in March, rendering his status with the organization unsettled as Atlanta remains without a new general manager following the October firing of Thomas Dimitroff.

January 4, 2021 4:40 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Gets second TD in three weeks

Treadwell caught both of his targets for 11 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 17-14 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Treadwell has only attracted four targets over the past three weeks, but two have gone for touchdowns. Having signed to the Falcons' practice squad Sept. 16, the 2016 first-round pick didn't make his regular-season debut with the team until Week 13. If Julio Jones (hamstring) were to return from his three-game absence to face the Buccaneers on Sunday, Treadwell's role would be liable to decrease for Atlanta's 2020 finale.

December 30, 2020 4:27 AM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Roles still growing?

Interim coach Raheem Morris said Wednesday "we're looking forward to seeing more of [Treadwell] this week," D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Analysis: Treadwell translated his lone target during last weekend's loss to the Chargers into a nine-yard touchdown, and it looks as he could once again be in line to handle an expanded role. The extent of the 2016 first-round pick's opportunities will likely come down to whether or not Julio Jones (hamstring), who couldn't practice Wednesday, misses his fifth straight game.

December 16, 2020 4:09 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Tallies first TD with new team

Treadwell hauled in his lone target for a nine-yard touchdown during Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: With Treadwell having resided on Atlanta's practice squad for most of the campaign, Week 14 marked just the second time all season he's been active for a game. The 2016 first-round draft choice was afforded extra opportunity with Julio Jones (hamstring) sitting out his fourth contest of 2020 and Olamide Zaccheaus (toe) currently residing on IR. Looking ahead to a Week 15 matchup against Tampa Bay, Treadwell's workload is liable to remain sparse unless there are injuries above him on the WR depth chart.

December 15, 2020 6:02 AM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Opportunity knocks

Interim coach Raheem Morris said Wednesday that Treadwell will take over Atlanta's "OZ role" in the wake of Olamide Zaccheaus (toe) being placed on IR, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Analysis: Treadwell signed with the active roster off the practice squad Tuesday, and it looks as though the 25-year-old will get an immediate chance to slot into a rotational role. By virtue of inheriting Zacchaeus' role, Treadwell stands to do most of his work outside the numbers, and lining up off the line of scrimmage could occasionally allow him to be used in motion. Of course, whenever both Julio Jones (toe) and Calvin Ridley are on the field, Treadwell's usage will likely be minimal.

December 2, 2020 10:54 AM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Signs with Falcons' 53-man roster

Treadwell signed with the Falcons' active roster Tuesday.

Analysis: Treadwell was previously on the practice squad COVID-19 list, but he was restored and promoted following news that Olamide Zaccheaus (toe) will go to injured reserve. The 2016 first-round pick never gained his footing in Minnesota, recording a 65-701-2 line over four seasons. The 25-year-old will get a fresh start in Atlanta. He'll likely slot in as the No. 6 receiver to start off.

December 1, 2020 12:30 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Lands on reserve/COVID-19 list

Treadwell was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Analysis: The former first-rounder will be away from the facility for at least five days. With Treadwell now on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the Falcons are signing linebacker James Carlock to the practice squad.

November 17, 2020 7:21 AM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Officially joins practice squad

Treadwell officially signed with the Falcons' practice squad Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Treadwell's move to join Atlanta's practice squad was announced Monday, but he's only now officially passed requisite COVID-19 testing. The 2016 first-round pick spent training camp with the team and reportedly struggled to overcome drop issues, but the Falcons at least saw enough out of Treadwell to continue monitoring his development.

September 16, 2020 10:19 AM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Joining Falcons' practice squad

Treadwell was added to Atlanta's practice squad Monday, pending the passing of COVID-19 testing, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Analysis: The 2016 first-round pick was unable to make Atlanta's 53-man roster, as the team instead elected to utilize Christian Blake, Olamide Zaccheaus, and Brandon Powell as depth options at wide receiver. With just one career kick return to his name, Treadwell perhaps does not offer equal special-teams upside as Blake or Zaccheaus. Struggles with drops during training camp did not help Treadwell's case for a roster spot, either, thus landing him in a reserve role to begin 2020.

September 14, 2020 8:23 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Let go by Falcons

The Falcons have released Treadwell, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: As a 2016 first-rounder, Treadwell carries name recognition, but his production with the Vikings last year was modest and he wasn't able to stick with the Falcons this time around. He'll look to catch on as a depth option elsewhere, but he's off the fantasy radar these days.

September 5, 2020 8:41 AM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Bad case of "the drops"

Treadwell has struggled with drops thus far in training camp, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Analysis: Dropped passes may be more forgivable errors to coaches than fumbles at least, but this update certainly does not bode well for Treadwell's bid to unseat Gage for the No. 3 receiver role. This trend is unfortunately not a new one for Treadwell, as he owns an astronomical drop rate of 10.1 percent over the past two seasons. It seems that Gage's status as the No. 3 option only grows more secure knowing this, while Olamide Zaccheaus and Jalen McCleskey each have an opportunity to move up should Treadwell's struggles persist.

August 24, 2020 4:10 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Heading to Atlanta

Treadwell signed a contract with the Falcons on Sunday, Zach Klein of WSB-TV reports.

Analysis: Treadwell hasn't lived up to his draft status as a first-round pick of the Vikings in 2016, but perhaps a change of scenery will help him take flight in Atlanta. Expectations should be tempered, as Treadwell will have a hard time carving out a major role in a deep receiving corps headlined by Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley.

March 22, 2020 3:09 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Another rocky season

Treadwell recorded nine receptions for 184 yards and a touchdown over 13 regular-season games in 2019.

Analysis: Treadwell didn't make the team out of training camp, but he rejoined the Vikings before Week 4 and played in every game for the rest of the regular season. The 2016 first-round pick logged more than 20 offensive snaps on just one occasion when the team rested its starters in Week 17 versus the Bears, and Treadwell was a healthy scratch for the first playoff game. Treadwell will be an unrestricted free agent this spring, and even if he re-ups with the Vikings, they'll likely add depth at wide receiver via free agency or the draft this offseason.

January 15, 2020 12:59 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Won't face Saints

Treadwell (coach's decision) is a healthy scratch for Sunday's playoff bout in New Orleans.

Analysis: Treadwell hasn't recorded a catch since Week 14 of the regular season, and his role in Minnesota's offense now appears to have been marginalized with Adam Thielen back in action. Alexander Hollins will work as the No. 4 wideout in his stead.

January 5, 2020 8:42 AM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Two receptions Sunday

Treadwell had two receptions for 42 yards on two targets in Sunday's win over Detroit.

Analysis: Treadwell continues to be a factor in the offense with Adam Thielen sidelined with a hamstring injury. He was productive in limited playing time (17 snaps on offense) a week after a 58-yard touchdown reception. He may not get many targets the rest of the season, especially when Thielen returns, but the oft-maligned 2016 first-round pick may have revived his career.

December 9, 2019 2:33 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Gets loose for long TD

Treadwell secured one of two targets for a 58-yard touchdown in the Vikings' 37-30 loss to the Seahawks on Monday.

Analysis: The oft-maligned 2016 first-round pick was able to garner only his second career touchdown on a busted coverage of sorts down the right sideline in the fourth quarter, a scoring grab that started a Vikings comeback from a 34-17 deficit. While the rally would ultimately fall short, the touchdown grab represented a rare taste of success for Treadwell, who had only six receptions for 84 yards over eight games despite the absence of Adam Thielen for all but seven snaps since Week 8. Treadwell could have a role in the passing game once again in Week 14 against the Lions if Thielen misses a fourth consecutive contest.

December 2, 2019 9:29 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: No receptions Sunday

Treadwell did not have a reception and was targeted just once in Sunday's win over Denver.

Analysis: Treadwell played just seven snaps on offense as he's moved back to a deep reserve role after a surprising output in Week 9 with three receptions and five targets. He may not be active on game days if Adam Thielen returns from a hamstring injury after next week's bye.

November 18, 2019 12:58 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Has one reception Sunday

Treadwell had one reception for 15 yards on his only target in Sunday's win over the Eagles.

Analysis: Treadwell played just seven snaps on offense and went out on a pass rout just once, according to Pro Football Focus, so don't get too excited. He's mostly in the game to be a blocker and is clearly behind Olabisi Johnson for the No. 3 receiver role.

October 14, 2019 2:12 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Reunites with Minnesota

Treadwell agreed to a contract Tuesday with the Vikings, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: A first-round selection by Minnesota in 2016, Treadwell tallied just 56 catches over his three seasons with the club before he was cut by the team Aug. 31. With No. 3 receiver Chad Beebe (ankle) likely to miss Sunday's game against the Bears and potentially more time beyond that, however, Treadwell will get a second chance with Minnesota. Treadwell's familiarity with the organization means he won't need much time to get up to speed with the offense, but it's not a given that he'll immediately step into Beebe's role as the team's third wideout. Rookie Bisi Johnson also lingers as a potential option to step in for Beebe behind starters Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.

September 24, 2019 7:53 AM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Visiting Detroit

Treadwell worked out for the Lions on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Treadwell visited with the Bills earlier this week but left without a contract. The 2016 first-round pick was cut by the Vikings this offseason and is looking to revitalize his career after an unimpressive start. If Treadwell were indeed to latch on with the Lions, he'd likely have to content himself with a depth role behind Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola.

September 4, 2019 2:11 PM EST

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