Falcons’ Laquon Treadwell amped to get to work with ‘high-caliber talent’
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Laquon Treadwell may be an Ole Miss product, but that doesn’t mean that he isn’t jazzed about learning from his new former Alabama Crimson Tide teammates, Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley.
Treadwell said as much in an interview with Falcons reporter Kelsey Conway, in which he referred to the duo by saying:
“It’s exciting to join an offense that’s already firing at a high level. I’m super excited to work with everyone and work with high caliber talent.”
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) March 27, 2020
Much like Jones and Ridley, Treadwell is a former first-round pick in his own right. Unlike the duo, he hasn’t quite established himself as a well-known commodity to this point in his NFL tenure.
The Vikings made Treadwell the 23rd overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, but after four seasons of lukewarm production, saw him join Atlanta heading into 2020.
His best single-season came in 2018 when he hauled in 35 receptions for 302 yards and the first receiving touchdown of his career. He was involved in 52 percent of the team’s offensive snaps that year, a number that cratered down to 17 percent last season.
A five-star high school talent that went on to depart Ole Miss as the school’s all-time receptions leader (203) after just three seasons, Treadwell is still waiting for the opportunity to fulfill his potential. He seems to be in the right mindset, on the precipice of learning from Jones, a seven-time Pro Bowler, and Ridley, who has amassed 17 touchdowns in his first two professional seasons.