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NFL draft rumors: WR Laquon Treadwell "in the conversation" for New York Giants

A real possibility? A smokescreen? We won't know until April 28.

Laquon Treadwell
Laquon Treadwell
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The closer we get to the 2016 NFL Draft, the less often you seem to hear Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell mentioned as a possibility for the New York Giants with the No. 10 overall pick. In fact, no mock draft in our database since April 31 has Treadwell going to the Giants.

Well, Draft Insider Tony Pauline thinks that analysts may want to take another look at the assumption that the Giants have moved on from Treadwell:

Several teams are not buying into the "Laquon Treadwell is dropping down boards and now ranks as the No. 2 receiver in the draft" narrative that's been in the media recently. It's an opinion I agree with. They point to the fact no one ever believed Treadwell was a vertical receiver rather a game-controlling wideout, and he should be lethal on third down and in the red zone. It's another opinion I agree with. I've been told the New York Giants continue to show strong interest in Treadwell, and he is in the conversation for the 10th pick.

It is, of course, smokescreen time around the NFL. Pauline, one of the most veteran, well-respect draft insiders, knows that. You need to understand it, too. Take everything, from the idea that the Giants will select a defensive player no matter what at No. 10, to the idea that the pick could be Treadwell or Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley, with a grain of salt.

Honestly, I have no idea right now if Treadwell to the Giants is a real possibility or a smokescreen. Based on his skill set, though, the idea does have merit.