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The Tennessee Titans selected Arkansas WR Treylon Burks, in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. He joins Lance Alworth as the only Razorback wide receivers to be drafted in the first round (not including former Hog QB converted to WR, Matt Jones).
Former Arkansas wideout Treylon Burks was drafted by the Tennessee Titans with the No. 18 overall pick Thursday night in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
The First-Team All-SEC player was the engine that made the Razorback offense thrive the past two seasons. Burks had more receptions (66), yards (1,104) and total touchdowns (12) than all of the other Arkansas wide receivers combined in 2021. In his final two seasons, Burks scored 19 touchdowns in 20 games. That’s an impressive stat considering he had a different starting quarterback each season he played at Arkansas.
No doubt Burks has the size, strength and hands to contribute immediately to the Titan offense. After posting a 40-time of 4.55 at the NFL Combine, his speed was called into question. But if you watch his game film, you’ll see that Burks has more than enough breakaway speed (as shown in the clip below).
Burks Outruns Bama Secondary:
Burks made national headlines during the NFL Scouting Combine when his love for hunting wild boars came to light. In one of his combine interviews, he described the process for his hobby, stating, “You have to go out there with dogs and dogs go out and find [the feral hogs] and then we come up behind them and tackle them, take them down.”
The Titans are certainly getting a “man’s man.” Not only that, but he’s a do-it-all type of player that has caught comparisons to Deebo Samuel. As someone who watched him every game of his collegiate career, I see Dez Bryant with more game speed.
The 6-foot-3, 225-pound wideout is from Warren, Arkansas, and joins Greg Childs, Jarius Wright and Chris Gragg as former Warren Lumberjacks drafted to the NFL.
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