Carolina Panthers' NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Laquon Treadwell

The Carolina Panthers may want to add a few more weapons to Cam Newton's arsenal and a player like Laquon Treadwell would make sense. We take a closer look at the Ole Miss wide receiver.

College Stats/Awards

Season Games Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
2013 13 72 608 8.4 5
2014 9 48 632 13.2 5
2015 13 82 1153 14.1 11

*Stats courtesy of Sports-Reference

Combine/Pro Day Results

Event NFL Combine Pro Day
40-yard Dash N/A 4.63 seconds
Bench Press 12 reps N/A
Vertical Jump 33.0 inches 33.5 inches
Broad Jump 117.0 inches N/A
3-Cone Drill N/A 7.05 seconds
20-yard Shuttle N/A 4.29 seconds
60-yard Shuttle N/A N/A

*Results courtesy of


  • Big and Strong

The first thing that stands out watching Laquon Treadwell's tape is that he is a big, strong wide receiver. He is 6'2" and 221 pounds and uses this size very well to put himself in favorable position to make the play on the ball. 

  • Not Afraid to Attack Middle of the Field

Thanks to Treadwell's size, he is a force in the middle of the field and not afraid to make the tough catches. He has the size to withstand the big hits from safeties and linebackers and still make the catch.

  • Excellent Route Runner

Another reason he was so successful his final year at Ole Miss with over 1,000 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns was the fact the he is an excellent route runner. He runs crisp routes, breaks out of the cuts quickly which allows him to create separation from the defender.


  • Appears to Take Plays Off

While watching some of Treadwell's games, it didn't appear he gave maximum effort every play, in particular on running plays. This certainly could be a concern for the Panthers, who rely so heavily on the run.

How he fits with the Carolina Panthers?

On paper, Treadwell would be the prototypical wide receiver that the Panthers have targeted the past few seasons in the NFL Draft. In 2014, the team selected Kelvin Benjamin and then last year traded up in the second round to select Devin Funchess.

All three players have great size, standing over 6 feet, but don't necessarily have explosive speed. The Panthers have typically looked for these taller pass catches because Cam Newton has a tendency to throw his passes higher so the extra height is a positive for this offense.

Since Treadwell doesn't have elite speed, he would fit best in the slot for the Panthers as a possession-type wide receiver and could fill the role that Jerricho Cotchery did the past few seasons.

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