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Zimmer: Treadwell needs ‘continue to do better in practice’

By Matthew Coller

The Minnesota Vikings season thus far has included many things that nobody expected – Sam Bradford playing quarterback in Minnesota, for starters – but high on the list of surprises is the fact that first-round pick Laquon Treadwell has only been on the field for two plays in three games. He was inactive on Sunday against Carolina. Mike Zimmer was asked about Treadwell’s status on Monday.

“He has to continue to do better in practice,” Zimmer said. “He’s working, just biding his time until he gets an opportunity like how [Stefon] Diggs was last year. I still think he’s thinking about the number of steps to take on each route and things like that, being at the right depth.”

Treadwell was selected 23rd overall by the Vikings out of Ole Miss where he caught 82 passes for 1,153 yards in 2015.

1500ESPN spoke with Treadwell’s college receiving coach Grant Heard before the season and he eluded to the value to precise route running.

“The biggest thing is, if you’re supposed to be at 14 yards, that quarterback is expecting you to be at 14 yards every time,” Heard said. “That ball is coming out in the NFL in a hurry. It’s those little things where you can’t be at 12 and you can’t be at 16, you have to be right at 14 and you have to be there when you’re supposed to be there.”

Read the entire piece here:

The odyssey of Vikings receiver Laquon Treadwell

The post Zimmer: Treadwell needs ‘continue to do better in practice’ appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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