Treylon Burks 2022 NFL Draft Overview
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6′ 3″
Weight: 225 pounds
School: University of Arkansas
Treylon Burks 2021 NFL Draft Profile
Burks finished his 2021 season with the Arkansas Razorbacks being voted All-SEC first team. He would finish the season with 1,104 yards and 11 touchdowns. In addition to 2021, he was voted All-SEC second team in 2019, 2020 and All-SEC freshman team in 2019. Furthermore, in a shortened 10 game 2020 season during the Covid-19 pandemic, Burks had 820 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. Burks was only the fourth Arkansas receiver ever to have over 1,000 receiving yards.
In an interview with Sports Illustrated Fan Nation Jets Country’s Daniel Kelly, Burks said that one of the NFL receivers he models his style after is seven-time Pro Bowler Julio Jones. That is understandable considering Jones and Burks are basically identical in size. In addition to modeling his style after Jones, he also said he models his style after D.K. Metcalf and Ja’Marr Chase.
Whether it’s confidence or arrogance, Burks has made several statements in interviews, whether with Kelly or the one covered by Fox 16’s Otis Kirk, about his ability to be the best player in the game. Accordingly, those statements were about being the GOAT in his hometown, being able to go 30 yards on 4th down, or even dreams of being on the cover of a Madden video game. However, he did contribute the success of his 2021 Arkansas football team to being a team effort and not just himself.
Burks decided to skip the Arkansas’ game at the Outback Bowl against Penn State after his decision to declare for the NFL draft. Unfortunately, according to some draft analysis, his draft stock may have fallen after a poor performance at the NFL combine. Burks had a disappointing 40 time of 4.55 seconds. NFL analyst Lance Zierlein said that he had moved him down in the draft after the underwhelming performance at the combine.
Burks was a four star recruit out of Warren High School in Warren, Arkansas. He was the top recruit out of Arkansas and the number 11 wide receiver in the nation. Additionally, Burks also played basketball and baseball in high school. He finished his high school football career with 3,403 yards and 43 touchdowns.
- Good hands;
- Good route runner;
- Ability to break tackles;
- Good size for his position;
- Very strong and physical.
- Inconsistent on contested catches;
- Underwhelming 40 time;
- Not able to get separation consistently;
- Tendency to drop passes;
- Not good as a blocker.
NFL Comparison: A.J. Brown
Projection: Late first round or early second round
Bottom Line on Treylon Burks
The biggest takeaway from Burks is that he may not be as fast as first anticipated. Burks’ underwhelming 40 time of 4.55 at the NFL combine disappointed several fans, scouts, and analysts. Some have even suggested that his draft stock fell after the combine.
However, even though not as fast, his combine results were very similar to Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown, who’s had a successful NFL career. But where Burks lacks in speed, he makes up in size, being able to break tackles after catches. He should have no problem adjusting to the NFL. He’s not the best wide receiver in the draft, but he’s definitely one of the best. Burks should be content finding himself selected in the draft late in the first round or early in the second.
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