From visiting patients in the a.m. to getting drafted in the p.m., Laquon Treadwell had an “emotional rollercoaster” on draft day.
Treadwell spent the morning visiting patients at Shriners Hospital for Children – Chicago on April 28. There he made two new friends, 8-year-old Sheila Bourke and 10-year-old Katie Kuehn, who taught him how to play checkers.
Later that evening, the former Ole Miss wide receiver was selected as the 23rd overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.
“I’m honored to be a part of the organization and just glad to hear my name called the first day, most importantly,” Treadwell said after getting drafted. “I’m just so happy right now, and blessed and humble.”