Ole Miss' legendary 2013 recruiting class is sending another player to the NFL Draft this year, as the Rebs' lanky Laquon Treadwell announced his plans to turn pro Monday. Quon's very predictable news comes a few weeks after Robert Nkemdiche's even more predictable statement that he, too, will declare for the professional stables.
Here's the statement Treadwell released on Monday afternoon:
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.
And here's Hugh Freeze's statement:
It was an honor to have coached Laquon, and our family will miss him greatly. The commitment that he and others in his class made to our program three years ago has changed the culture of Ole Miss. I'm so proud of what he accomplished here, and I look forward to seeing him continue to grow and shine as a player and a person.
Treadwell is certainly the cream of the wideout crop in this year's draft class, and SB Nation's initial mock draft projected him as the No. 18 overall pick to the St. Louis Rams. In his three-season career at Ole Miss, Quon hauled in 202 catches for 2,393 yards and 21 touchdowns. Ghastly good numbers given his missing a significant portion of the 2014 season due to a terrifying leg injury.
His 2015 campaign picked up right where he left off in 2014, as he averaged 6.3 catches for 88.7 yards per game. Further, he completed all three of his season's passing attempts for 134 total passing yards and a touchdown, which brings his passer rating to a cool 585.2.
Happy trails, Laquon Treadwell. You big, hulking man. You goofy, sticky-handed oak. You 2015 Biletnikoff finalist. You giant.
You amazing, amazing man.