Falcons release wideout Laquon Treadwell

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The Falcons may not be able to start an offense made entirely of first-round picks after all.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Falcons are cutting wide receiver Laquon Treadwell.

The former Vikings first-rounder was a low-risk investment this offseason, and gave them the option of putting 11 former first-rounders on the field at once (assuming a three-receiver set and no fullback).

But he apparently failed to impress, much as he did in Minnesota.

12 responses to “Falcons release wideout Laquon Treadwell

  1. Just another example of how inexact the scouting/drafting process is. Hard to believe many analysts had Treadwell rated higher than Michael Thomas in that draft.

  2. Treadwell gets a bad rap… People got on Tedd Ginn Jr, and he turned it around, Treadwell CAN salvage his career..

  3. Shows that being a great workout guy and having a great physique doesn’t translate into being even a decent NFL receiver. Workout warriors get only so far if they can’t run good routes, get separation from defendera, and catch balls.

  4. Actually Treadwell was a BAD workout guy with good body, but COULD catch anything in college. Idk what happened.

  5. His issue hasn’t been catching/holding on to the ball, but instead getting release from the line of scrimmage and separation from defenders. The lack of quickness just makes it hard to separate from NFL defensive backs (college DBs maybe, but not NFL). Good guy and a hard worker though.

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