The Vikings have had plenty of receivers who can run but can’t catch. They now have a guy who can’t run, but who definitely can catch.
Mississippi receiver Laquon Treadwell is the 23rd pick in the draft, and the third straight receiver selected.
Treadwell slid due to a relatively slow 40-yard dash at his Pro Day. But he makes the contested catches and possibly gives the Vikings the kind of sure-handed, reliable, third-down option they haven’t had since Cris Carter.
The move comes at a time when the Vikings are hoping to get the most out of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as the team moves back indoors, where Bridgewater has performed significantly better in his two NFL seasons.