Once thought to be the clear-cut No. 1 wide receiver in the 2016 NFL Draft, Laquon Treadwell is not doing himself any favors of late.
The former Ole Miss star will not run at the NFL combine this week, a source told the Football Guys’ Scott Bischoff.
Considered one of the top prospects at the position in the 2016 crop, Treadwell’s decision could haunt him, as it pertains to where he’ll be selected. NFL teams are reportedly showing concern about the receiver’s speed. His lack of participation in the events might mean the difference in being considered for one of the top five picks or getting selected later on in the first round or perhaps later.
Last month, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. warned that Treadwell’s draft stock was contingent on how well he ran at the combine.
By not doing so, Treadwell is almost confirming fears about his speed — or at worst, not taking any sort of actions to discount them.
If Treadwell opts not to run at the combine, he could still improve his draft stock by running well at Ole Miss’ Pro Day on March 28.
There have no indications whether or not the former Rebels wide receiver has plans to do so, though.