ABOUT THE PICK
Full name: Laquon Malik Treadwell • Drafted: 23rd overall
Position: Receiver • College: Ole Miss • Hometown: Chicago
Age: 20 (Born June 14, 1995) • Size: 6-2, 210 pounds
In college: Leading pass catcher in Ole Miss history. Played three seasons with 202 receptions, 2,393 yards and 21 touchdown catches. As a senior, caught 82 passes for 1,153 yards and 11 TDs (all school single-season records) and was first-team All-SEC. Broken leg as a junior limited him to nine games. As a true freshman had 72 receptions.
In high school: Led Crete-Monee High School to the Illinois Class 6A football title as a senior and was the Chicago Tribune player of the year. Rated the No. 5 player in the country by rivals.com.
Family: Treadwell has five siblings and a 3-year-old daughter, Madison.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer: “All the intangible things that we were looking for, he was the one who stood out to us.”