INDIANAPOLIS -- Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell will be a first-round draft pick in a couple months.
Chad Kelly played a significant role.
Kelly and Treadwell were one of college's deadliest combos last season. Kelly set 17 records and was Sugar Bowl MVP. Treadwell set 15 records.
Treadwell is leaving Kelly behind. Unlike his top target, the St. Joes' alum decided to return for his senior season.
"Chad Kelly is an ultimate competitor," Treadwell said Thursday at the NFL scouting combine. "He's one of the guys I can say was at a level where he wanted to be just as great as me in his sense."
Kelly arrived from East Mississippi Junior College and ignited Ole Miss' offense. He became the third quarterback in Southeastern Conference history to throw for 4,000 yards. He ran for 500 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Treadwell broke Ole Miss records with 82 receptions, 1,153 yards and 11 touchdowns.
"He ran off the field, and seeing your quarterback do it just makes you push yourself even harder," Treadwell said. "He's after practice throwing to you, always wanting to throw to you, always wanting to do the little things.
"It created a comfort level for not only me but all the receivers to step their game up and be ready for him when he's ready to practice, just putting in extra work. He did that non-stop daily. It improved the whole offensive game, and it made everybody step their game up."