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Report: Laquon Treadwell To Make First Start

At least one source is reporting that the rookie will make his first start on Thanksgiving Day.

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The reports are swirling that Minnesota Vikings’ star wide receiver Stefon Diggs is a game-time decision, and that he’s not going to be able to play. That’s the bad news.

The good news is that we may finally get to see some real snaps for a guy that people have been clamoring for since he was drafted in April.

Yes, in place of Diggs, it appears that the start is going to go to rookie Laquon Treadwell, who has struggled to get on the field thus far but is, apparently, ready for action today.

Treadwell was selected by the Vikings with the 23rd overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Mississippi. He hasn’t gotten on the field much, and has only one catch so far this season. He’s been inactive for a couple of games, including one where he appeared to be a “healthy scratch.” The rumblings were that the coaching staff didn’t think he was ready, but things may be changing for the purple on this front.

I’m assuming that if Treadwell does start, it will be alongside Adam Thielen in the place of Charles Johnson, who has been pretty ineffective so far this season.

Once again, Ian Rapoport is reporting that Laquon Treadwell will get his first start today at Ford Field when the Vikings take on the Detroit Lions to start this year’s Thanksgiving triple-header.