Los Angeles Rams- WR Laquon Treadwell (Ole Miss)
I went back and forth on this pick multiple times between the same position for the newly formed Los Angeles Rams. It ultimately came down to Treadwell and Baylor’s Corey Coleman for the Rams. In the end, I think Treadwell will be the better fit for the LA offense and immediately fill a glaring need. Currently on the roster the Rams have Kenny Britt and Tavon Austin starting at wide receiver. That is not going to get the job done in the NFL and the Rams have lacked playmaking ability at the wideout position for years. The Rams ranked dead last in 2015 with only 175 yards passing per game. The quarterback position is yet to be determined between Nick Foles and Case Keenum. Neither one of those guys is the long term solution, but in the interim they could use a wide receiver like Treadwell. The Ole Miss product had a great 2015 with nearly 1,200 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. He capped off his college career with a three touchdown night in the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma State. Treadwell will not blow you away with his speed or 40 time which clocked in at 4.63 for his Pro Day. However, he has elite ball skills and runs routes which gives his quarterback a throwing window. Scouts define him as having a natural feel for the position. The knock on Treadwell is his difficulty with press coverage which will only be amplified against NFL caliber corners. The NFC west in particular includes Patrick Peterson and Richard Sherman. He would be best served moving from the outside to the slot where his size can create matchup problems for defenses. The offensive side of the ball has been neglected far too often by the Rams and Treadwell would pair well with last year’s first round pick Todd Gurley in LA.