Vikings Draft Ole Miss Wide Receiver Laquon Treadwell
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings addressed a glaring need at wide receiver, selecting Mississippi's Laquon Treadwell with 23rd overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night.
Treadwell, who's listed at 6-foot-2 and 221 pounds, recovered from a gruesome left ankle injury in 2014 to lead the SEC with 1,153 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2015. He's the all-time leading receiver in Ole Miss history with 202 career catches.
Baylor's Corey Coleman was the first wide receiver off the board, snagged by Cleveland at Number 15. Houston swapped first round picks with Washington to take Notre Dame's Will Fuller, and then TCU's Josh Doctson was taken.