Ole Miss Wide Receiver Laquon Treadwell Poised for Huge Year
After all, the Rebels have one of the most talented rosters in the entire SEC, and in terms of scheduling, only Alabama can boast an easier overall schedule.
But in order for Ole Miss to reach its full potential, it will need to have the type of week in and week out consistency that it takes to be successful in the SEC.
Hugh Freeze and company will enter the season with an offensive unit with a lot to prove. Leading receiver Donte Moncrief and running back Jeff Scott were key contributors for the Rebels last season, but moving forward, Ole Miss needs a game-changing playmaker that can give the team a legit shot at winning the West division.
The best candidate to fill that role? Sophomore wide receiver Laquon Treadwell.
Treadwell led the team in receptions and was second in receiving yards a season ago, but now the Moncrief in the NFL, the weight of the passing game is on Treadwell's shoulders.
The 6-foot-2 receiver had a breakout performance against Texas A&M during the middle of last season in catching eight balls and scoring two touchdowns. However, this season, he'll be counted on to produce those type of stat lines every single time that the Rebels step on the field.
Quarterback Bo Wallace should be much improved as well, which certainly helps both parties in trying to achieve the type of success that Freeze and his staff want on offense.
Again, despite playing in the ridiculously tough West, Ole Miss has a manageable schedule.
The team gets its three biggest games on the schedule -- Alabama, Auburn, and Mississippi State -- all in Oxford, so that definitely provides a lot of opportunities to pick up season-altering wins.
If Treadwell can step his game up to an even higher level, the Rebels should be right in the thick of things in the SEC West.
And right now, all signs point toward him doing just that.