Former first-round pick WR Treadwell visits Jaguars
Former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (80) scores a touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half at SoFi Stadium.  Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Laquon Treadwell will participate in the Jaguars’ minicamp as a tryout player, per a club announcement. He’ll be joined by a handful of other roster hopefuls, including cornerbacks Simenon Thomas and KeiVarae Russell and offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins.

Treadwell, who just turned 26 Monday, came into the league as the No. 23 overall pick in the 2016 draft. That didn’t pan out for the Vikings. He caught just one pass as a rookie, and never topped 302 yards during his four years in Minnesota. The Vikes declined his fifth-year option, leading him to the Falcons last year. He was used sparingly in Atlanta, recording just six grabs for 49 yards in five games. On the plus side, two of those catches were for touchdowns.

The Jaguars’ WR depth chart is headlined by D.J. Chark, veteran Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault. Currently, the Jaguars count 12 receivers on their 90-man roster, including notable names like Phillip Dorsett and return man Pharoh Cooper. No one’s expecting the Ole Miss product to fulfill his draft-day expectations, but he could have a chance to make a dent with Urban Meyer & Co.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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