Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell NOT Running in the 40-Yard Dash at the Scouting Combine

Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell announced today that he will not be participating in the 40-yard dash this week at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Marino’s Take:  Speed was already the question mark surrounding Treadwell as a prospect and his choice to not run in Indy is a strong indication that he would not have run a good time. Treadwell did not state that injury was the reason but rather:

“I’ve only had a week and a half here (in Miami) and want to wait ’til I’m at our facilities,” he said.

I simply do not understand. The Scouting Combine has ALWAYS been on the calendar. Shame on Treadwell for just recently starting to train his speed. The Ole Miss football season concluded on January 1, 2016 and Treadwell’s immediate focus needed to be on getting himself in optimum physical condition to perform at his highest level at the Combine.  For whatever reason, he has not and the questions regarding his speed will continue to linger. Treadwell would have been best served by competing among his peers on the same playing field but instead, he is not prepared to do so. Running a less-than-ideal time is one thing, but avoiding it is another. I’m disappointed.