Per Russell Wilde Jr of Thuzio, highly touted University of Mississippi wide receiver Laquon Treadwell has decided to forgo his senior year of eligibility and declare for the 2016 NFL Draft. He has elected to sign with agents Tory Dandy and Eugene Parker of Relativity Sports for his representation in April’s draft.
The 6’2″ 210 lb Crete, IL native announced his intentions through a statement from the school on Monday. It read:
“After sitting down with my family, we have decided it is time for me to take the next step in my career and enter the 2016 NFL draft. It’s always been a dream of mine to play in the NFL, and I can’t thank my teammates, coaches and our great fans enough for their unbelievable support since the first day I stepped foot on campus. No matter how far life may take us, I will always be an Ole Miss Rebel. God bless.”
Treadwell set 12 Ole Miss records, the majority of which coming this season where he had 82 catches for 1,153 yards and 11 touchdowns. He is widely regarded as this year’s top prospect at receiver. According to NFL Draft Scout, he is the 6th overall prospect and the first wide receiver prospect. It is no surprise that he is a projected first round pick. There are many teams who need help at the wide receiver position, especially those at the top of the draft. Treadwell will likely not be on the board for long.