Mississippi wide receiver Laquon Treadwell is probably not joining the Ravens, but he could be joining the AFC North. Treadwell will meet with both the Bengals and Browns prior to the draft, according to NFL.com.
Those are just two teams on Treadwell’s lengthy visitation list that also includes the Chargers, Cowboys, Dolphins, 49ers, Panthers, and Vikings.
After signing wide receiver Mike Wallace in free agency, the Ravens can afford to pass on Treadwell with the No. 6 pick in the draft. However, Treadwell may be the draft’s top wide receiver, and the Bengals took a hit at that position in free agency, losing Marvin Jones to the Lions and Mohamed Sanu to the Falcons. The Browns also have a void to fill at wide receiver, with Travis Benjamin leaving to sign with the Chargers, and the future status of suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon still uncertain.
The Browns won’t take Treadwell with the No. 2 pick in the draft, but they might consider trading up later in the first round to get him. As for the Bengals, they hold the No. 24 pick, and if Treadwell fell that far, he would definitely fill a need. Perhaps if Treadwell fell into the late teens, the Bengals would consider trading up to get him.
Treadwell did not break 4.6 in the 40-yard dash at his pro day on Wednesday, but many still believe he will have an excellent NFL career.
“He’s a big, physical receiver and does an excellent job in the run game, blocking and securing the perimeter…then, he catches the football,” Titans general manager Jon Robinson told NFL.com. “He’s strong with the ball in his hands and he’s a really dependable target for an offense. A lot of that has to weigh into your decision as opposed to just, how fast (he ran), or how high (he jumped).”
It will remain difficult to predict where Treadwell will go, right up until Round 1 of the draft. However, if Treadwell lands with the Bengals or Browns, it will not be shocking.
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