With the 18th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans draft Treylon Burks, a wide receiver out of Arkansas. This comes immediately after the team traded away A.J. Brown. Burks served as the focal point of the Razorbacks’ offense, and he will now look to bring his skills and versatility to the NFL level. Let’s take a closer look at Titans’ newest wide receiver.
Treylon Burks Highlights
Titans Draft Treylon Burks | 2022 NFL Draft Profile
Position: Wide Receiver
Weight: 225 lbs
College: Arkansas Razorbacks
Treylon Burks Draft Profile
Treylon Burks is an athletic freak while also being 6-foot-3, 225 pounds. After the catch, he is a problem. Not only does his game speed look faster than his testing speed, but he runs angry and will break through tacklers. Burks is both physical with the ball in his hands and going up for catches. He routinely comes down with the 50/50 balls.
While Burks is built like a big, athletic outside receiver, he played only 39 snaps against press coverage. This is because he was almost exclusively a slot receiver at Arkansas. His route-runner needs a lot of work and Burks is less versatile than some analysts make him seem, with their comparisons to Deebo Samuel. In actuality, Burks totaled 112 rushing yards on 14 attempts last season. Simply, he was a slot receiver in order to help create separation for him, because his route-running was not skilled enough to do so. However, Treylon Burks is dangerous once he gets the ball.
Treylon Burks Stats 2021 | Arkansas
What to Expect From Treylon Burks in 2022
Many like to compare Treylon Burks to Deebo Samuel, but don’t think this will translate to Deebo Samuel-like production his rookie year. Burks played most of his snaps out of the slot for Arkansas, and this was by design to give him more space, since he struggled to create space on his own. This will only become more difficult in the NFL.
Clearly, Burks was drafted this high to play a significant role in his rookie year. So, this doesn’t mean he is going to be forgotten about or even ineffective. However, it will be much tougher to get the ball in his hands than it was in college. However, once he does get the ball, he will be a load to bring down, much like A.J. Brown.