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Laquon Treadwell won’t run at the Combine

at Jordan-Hare Stadium on October 31, 2015 in Auburn, Alabama. Getty Images

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.

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22 Responses to “Laquon Treadwell won’t run at the Combine”
  1. eazeback says: Feb 22, 2016 6:09 PM


  2. suhmonster90 says: Feb 22, 2016 6:11 PM

    I hope he runs a 5.4 and falls to the Lions.

  3. whenwilliteverend says: Feb 22, 2016 6:21 PM

    He better hope he runs a good time or that will backfire.

  4. udkidd says: Feb 22, 2016 6:24 PM

    Yeah he’ll run close to Boldin’s time at the combine.

  5. silverdeer says: Feb 22, 2016 6:29 PM

    If he runs a 5.4, he is going to drop further than the Lions. At least in the first round.

  6. chmurasbabysittersclub says: Feb 22, 2016 7:11 PM

    If he ran a 5.4, he’s going undrafted. But he won’t run a 5.4 that’s a given. He wouldn’t have even produced in college at a 5.4.

  7. mackcarrington says: Feb 22, 2016 7:16 PM

    What a shame. He needs to be there so that teams can see how high his vertical jump is. Because all the tape they have of him in actual games won’t really show anything.

  8. cakesw says: Feb 22, 2016 7:21 PM

    Not a first round talent…

    40 or no 40

  9. tccoats says: Feb 22, 2016 7:22 PM

    I’m not a Belichick fan, but he’s 100% right….its fooltball not track and field….

  10. tccoats says: Feb 22, 2016 7:25 PM

    Maybe he should spend more time learning to get off the line of scrimmage in press coverage, rather than perfecting his “start” to shave 0.02-0.05 seconds off his 40 time.

  11. jbfazz1213 says: Feb 22, 2016 8:13 PM

    The Combine Should Just Confirm What U See On Tape and Get An Idea Of Character in Interviews. And Separate A Grouping Of Players.

  12. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 22, 2016 8:24 PM

    Don’t know why more players don’t do that, pretty much everyone runs significantly faster at their pro day. Why not leave that as the only time on the table?

  13. kev86 says: Feb 22, 2016 8:34 PM

    Should still run it.

  14. FinFan68 says: Feb 22, 2016 8:52 PM

    If you agree to the job interview (combine) you should be required to fully participate. If you are hurt, don’t go. If you can’t or won’t do everything, they should give the slot to a kid willing to put in the work. These guys who won’t do this or that are pathetic. To me it speaks to a lack of commitment or validation that much of the scores are ‘fake’ ones that won’t ever be duplicated in the league because the guys are actually doing football stuff rather than training for a one-time test.

  15. tonebones says: Feb 22, 2016 9:15 PM

    Why jump through hoops for a bunch of scouts that take Johnny Manziel in the first round and Tom Brady in the 6th? Maybe if scouts paid more attention to game tape and less attention to the combine, there wouldn’t be so many GMs getting fired every year.

  16. eagles1960 says: Feb 22, 2016 9:56 PM

    Not good my man.

  17. brucetrimble says: Feb 22, 2016 10:29 PM

    Neither will I.

  18. thingamajig says: Feb 22, 2016 10:36 PM

    If you’re not going to do all the drills stay home.

  19. jc327 says: Feb 23, 2016 12:08 AM

    “Not a first round talent…
    40 or no 40”

    Hello there, MS State fan.

  20. vikingdoode says: Feb 23, 2016 1:44 AM

    if you run good routes and hands catching those footballs. Steve Largent made the HOF being just a great wr without having great speed. Can you fight for the ball and win…

  21. gavinmac says: Feb 23, 2016 5:52 AM

    Come on, every one of these stories should incorporate the Seinfeld phrase “choose not to run”

  22. garyhd01 says: Feb 23, 2016 1:08 PM

    wow people really!! all i heard is he was not running the 40 not that he won’t be doing the 3 cone drill etc he has not said he will not do the vertical as a few mentioned he did not say he wasn’t going to do the broad jump or catch passes he is not and really never was projected as a take the top off the defense type of pass catcher can he catch the ball hold the ball and get both feet down inbounds?? those are the things inquiring minds want to know!!!

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