|Crete (IL) Crete-Monee wide receiver Laquon Treadwell|
Weight: 183 lbs.
Position: Wide receiver
School: Crete (IL) Crete-Monee
Notes: Holds offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, USC, Vanderbilt . . . As a junior in 2011, caught 75 passes for 1,400 yards and 18 touchdowns . . . As a sophomore in 2010, caught 49 passes for 815 yards and 7 touchdowns . . . Rivals 4-star WR, #5 WR, #31 overall . . . Scout 4-star WR, #11 WR, #76 overall . . . 247 Sports 4-star WR, 94 grade, #8 WR, #75 overall . . . Claims 225 lb. bench, 415 lb. squat . . . High school teammate of former 2012 Michigan commit Anthony Standifer (now committed to Mississippi)
Strengths: Good size at 6'3", similar to 2012 recruit Jehu Chesson . . . Frame to fill out to 210-215 lbs. . . . Good straight-line speed . . . Gets upfield quickly after catching short passes . . . Shifty but not a dancer . . . Quick feet for a tall kid . . . Plays in a pass-happy offense that gives him lots of reps catching the ball . . . Solid runner after catch . . . Runs with good body lean . . . Strong enough runner to break arm tackles . . . Willing blocker but needs to work on technique
Weaknesses: Plays in a somewhat simple passing offense . . . Needs to improve route running/footwork . . . A bit of a body catcher . . . Might not have enough elite speed to blow past good corners, but should be effective on posts, deep in routes, etc.
Projection: Wide receiver. Treadwell is one of the top few receivers I've seen in the class. He's not exceptional in any one area, but he doesn't have any major deficiencies. With his size he should be a good red zone threat, but the one thing I would like to see is his leaping ability and whether he can catch the ball away from his body. He should be a very good college player, though.
Reminds me of: Greg Mathews (but significantly faster) [EDIT: The more I think about it, David Terrell seems to be a better comparison.]