Cleveland Browns: 5 wide receiver trade targets in 2019
4. Laquon Treadwell, Minnesota Vikings
At one point, Laquon Treadwell looked like a can’t-miss prospect. Coming out of Ole Miss, he was projected to be a top-10 pick. Then he slid down to No. 23 where the Minnesota Vikings gave him a place to land. However, he’s never made good on his lofty draft status.
To date, Treadwell has played behind Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs which isn’t something to be ashamed of. Both those players are fantastic. What is problematic for Treadwell is his inability to make the most of his opportunities whenever they were available. To date, Treadwell averaged just 9.2 yards per reception, including a mere 8.6 in 2018. He did start to make some strides this past season and was able to beat out Kendall Wright for the No. 3 job. He finished the campaign with 302 yards off 35 receptions and had his first career touchdown.
With his inability to become a legitimate No. 1 target, Treadwell may be in need of a fresh start. Listed at 6-foot-2 and 215-pounds, he could also be exactly what Cleveland needs. With Jarvis Landry and Antonio Callaway both under 6-foot, having a large-bodied receiver out there could be a benefit to Baker Mayfield and the Browns.
As long as the price is right, it’s never a bad idea to kick the tires on former top-draft prospects. They were coveted for a reason and just because they fail at one stop, doesn’t mean they will at others — see Greg Robinson and Breshad Perriman for examples.