Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell has decided to skip the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Treadwell says he hasn’t spent enough time preparing for the 40 in his workouts with a trainer in Miami and would rather wait until the Ole Miss Pro Day on March 28.
“I’ve only had a week and a half here [in Miami] and want to wait ’til I’m at our facilities,” Treadwell told NFL Media.
Those comments point to Bill Belichick’s complaint about the Combine, which is that players spend too much time training specifically for the 40 and other Combine drills, rather than training to be better football players. Spending the month of March preparing to run a faster 40 might be good for Treadwell’s 40 time at his Pro Day, but it won’t necessarily do a whole lot to make him a better NFL wide receiver.
Treadwell said he plans to run “in the 4.4s or 4.5s.” But he won’t do it in Indianapolis.