Titans trade up to select Arkansas WR Treylon Burks with the no. 18 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft

After the blockbuster trade that sent A.J. Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Titans found his apparent replacement.

Treylon Burks has been selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 26th pick of the 2022 NFL Draft.

With Burks, you’ll immediately notice his bulky build at 6’2, 225 pounds. He uses that frame to his advantage quite often, fighting through contact as a ball carrier and making like difficult for defensive backs that dare to tackle him.

Because of that, his projection as a good YAC receiver appears reasonable. But there are some concerns with him as well.

He isn’t a dominant leaper, meaning he’s not going to jump out of the gym to go grab contested catches. Also isn’t a crazy good athlete in terms of quickly changing direction, evidenced by his underwhelming 3-cone drill numbers.

Nonetheless, he’s someone the Titans can really work with. If they can bring out the potential within Burks, the Titans are going to end up with a really good receiver.

Scout’s take

Our own James Foster (A.K.A. NoFlagsFilm) has worked extremely hard to scout this year’s eligible draft prospects. His opinion is very valuable and will be used to gauge feeling on Titans related draft selections this weekend.

I wasn’t blown away by Treylon Burks [relative to other receiver prospects in terms of athleticism]. He’s a physical runner after the catch. When he did run traditional NFL routes, he looked stiff. He can be a productive NFL receiver if he develops his route running skill set. But as a rookie, I think it’s really important he goes to an offense with a creative play designer that’s going to get the ball in his hands.

James Foster on Treylon Burks
Author: TreJean WatkinsTre Watkins is a writer who has covered the Titans since 2019 for BlackSportsOnline, The Brawl Network, and now Broadway Sports Media. FC Barcelona and Yankees baseball are his two loves, Forca Barca!

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