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

Written by Joe Marino on February 22, 2016


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.

 

Joe Marino

Joe Marino is a Senior Scouting Consultant for NDT Scouting and co-host of the Locked of NFL Draft Podcast. Marino began his career as the Assistant Editor for USA Today Digital Properties Draft Sites Network in 2011. In 2014, Joe joined the highly regarded Draft Breakdown staff as a Senior NFL Draft Analyst where he received high praise for his coverage of the Senior Bowl, NFL Scouting Combine and prospect evaluation. Joe has been a featured NFL Draft Analyst on local ESPN Radio, national NBC and CBS Sports Radio, and numerous local radio shows and podcasts. Marino also contributes a weekly column to USA Today's Draft Wire.

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