Titans select Treylon Burks following A.J. Brown trade

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The Tennessee Titans selected Arkansas wide receiver Treylon Burks in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, No. 18 overall.

The Titans acquired the 18th pick in a blockbuster trade that saw A.J. Brown head to the Philadelphia Eagles. They also received the Eagles' third-round selection at No. 101.

Burks saw his production increase in each of his three seasons at Arkansas. He put up 475 yards in 2019 and 820 yards in 2020 before exploding for 1,104 yards and 11 touchdowns last campaign.

Brown emerged as one of the league's bright stars before the Titans sent him to the Eagles. The former second-rounder recorded 1,000-plus-yard campaigns in 2019 and 2020. He ended up with 869 yards in 2021, though injuries limited him to just 13 games.

Scouting profile: Treylon Burks

School Height Weight 40 time
Arkansas 6'2 225 4.55

Despite having the size of a prototypical alpha outside receiver, Burks is a unique prospect who needs the right offense to unlock his significant potential. That's because he's not a polished wideout, but a dominant playmaker with the size and athleticism to challenge NFL secondaries from Day 1. His college coaching staff wisely found ways to get him the ball on high-percentage plays near the line of scrimmage and let him do the rest. The majority of his snaps came out of the slot, which his next club should take advantage of as well. Though the 22-year-old has work to do if he's going to become a force in the pros, he's got the attributes to develop into a mismatch nightmare for defensive coordinators.

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