The Titans' grand prize from trading away A.J. Brown was Burks, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound powerhouse who finished fourth in the nation in yards after catch per reception with 9.3. At Arkansas, Burks effectively worked as a Derrick Henry-like bully, but as a receiver, catching plenty of short passes and turning them into larger gains by either avoiding or running through defenders for yardage. Burks totaled over 1,900 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns in his last 21 games. The Titans figure to acclimate Burks into the offense pretty quickly, and even with an asthma issue limiting him during offseason minicamps, the rookie has a great shot at picking up a large share of the offense's targets. Whether he is as successful with them as he was in college remains to be seen. Think of Burks as a high-upside bench receiver for 2022, one worth a pick starting in Round 8 in seasonal drafts. He'll go in the same spot in Dynasty and keeper-league start-ups, while he'll get snagged anywhere from third to eighth overall in rookie-only drafts.
Burks’ college tape was nothing short of electric. At 6’2, 225 pounds, he excels at maximizing yardage on catch-and-run opportunities.
Still plenty raw, though — mainly as a route runner — the 22-year-old figures to go through some growing pains. There’s certainly a scenario in which he improves with game experience and becomes more reliable after a Week 9 bye. But overall, a WR4 season is a more realistic outcome for Burks.
Burks was selected by Tennessee with the 18th overall pick of April's draft. The Arkansas product is big and fast with strong hands and can align all over the field. He handled a hefty 32% target share and led this year's rookie class in yards per route run in 2021. He aligned in the slot 77% of the time during his three seasons, primarily working as a deep threat in his first year before shining as a short-range, RAC weapon the last two seasons. Burks ran a solid 4.55 40-yard dash at 225 pounds (heaviest in the class) at the combine. With A.J. Brown gone, Robert Woods is the Titans' clear No. 1 WR, but Burks very well could pick up a huge target share as a rookie if he develops well. The Titans' run-heavy offense will limit his ceiling a bit, but Burks is a fine bench target.
The Tennessee Titans traded A.J. brown to the Philadelphia Eagles to move up from the 26th spot in the first round and select Treylon Burks with the 18th pick. Burks' draft capital dictates that he will immediately start opposite Robert Woods to open the 2022 season. While Burks is not as athletic as A.J. Brown, he produced in college in the same manner as Brown did in the NFL. Burks was a yards after the catch glutton at Arkansas. The scheme in Tennessee compliments the tools Burks already has to succeed. Expect him to see above 100 targets in 2022. This year, he is a WR2 in redraft formats and a solidified first-round pick in dynasty rookie drafts.