NFL Draft: Film review of Mississippi WR Laquon Treadwell

Breaking Burgundy analyst Paul Conner looks toward the 2016 NFL Draft with thoughts on the physical All-American receiver.

Breaking Burgundy's Film Analyst Paul Conner will be in the lab crunching film on college prospects up until the 2016 NFL Draft. He will be sharing his notes on each player he watches throughout the process. 

Laquon Treadwell

Position: Wide receiver

College: Mississippi

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 220 lbs

Age: 20

Ben Standig's mock draft for CSNmidatlantic.com: No. 7 to the 49ers (1/15)

(Analysis of games vs. Florida, Auburn, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State)

Positives: Treadwell is listed at 6'2" but plays much bigger. Whether "climbing the ladder," "grabbing it off the shelf where the kids can't get it," or some other cliche is your favorite, His ability to high-point the ball really stands out. The first-team All-American is a hands catcher with a large catch radius. Treadwell is very physical on the outside and has strong hands to bring in contested throws. He will need to use his frame more than ever while picking up some of the nuances in route running. His physicality shows up in the run game as well. He blocks defenders to the whistle and even tries to block more than one player. I've never seen a receiver not drafted because he can't block, but it's still something coaches teach and it's great he already has a good base. Treadwell played mostly from the left side at Ole Miss, but was occasionally used in the slot. He's well versed with the route tree options, but mostly ran hitches, slants, drags and fly routes. He doesn't out run many but his ability to make back shoulder catches makes him a threat. Treadwell is a possession receiver who will make his money using his big frame to convert third downs and be a threat in the red zone.

Concerns: All of the positive traits help alleviate some of his speed concerns but not all. Treadwell's,limited wheels resulted in a hard time separating from college cornerbacks and he will have an even harder time at the next level. He won't win off the line or beat press coverage with his feet, but he is certainly strong enough to jack up a cornerback and win that way.

If drafted by the Redskins: Wide receiver isn't on top of Washington's needs list, at least for now. The Redskins have some interesting salary cap choices with Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson. It may come down to one or the other. If Garcon, then a bigger, physical target becomes a need. Washington needs some size regardless. Most mock drafts currently have Treadwell going in the top 10, but poor 40 times at the combine could drop his value.

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Paul Conner is the Film Analyst and a Draft Evaluator at Breaking Burgundy. You can follow him on Twitter @P_ConnerJr

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