Day 1 of the draft has ended, and the Vikings have found a new weapon for Teddy Bridgewater. It wasn’t the odds-on favorite Josh Doctson that the vast majority were predicting. Instead, it was the receiver that they were all expecting to be picked first! That’s right, Laquon “YaaYaa” Treadwell is now a Viking, and Treadwater is about to become a thing!
What’s even sweeter about this pick is that it finally justified my refusal to let go of any of my old Vikings memorabilia. It was announced earlier today that he has chosen the number that he will wear in purple. In college, he wore #1, but that’s not allowed for receivers in the Pros. They are limited to numbers between 10-19, and 80-89. So Treadwell doubled-down and chose #11. Great news for any of us holding on to an old Culpepper Jersey, as it can now be re-purposed with Treadwell’s name and brought out of the closet for the first time since 2005.
Okay…so it’s not exactly a great way to honor the man who is about to help us win our first Super Bowl, but at least it gives me a way to say that I got his jersey nice and early! Now, on to day 2 of the draft!