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Five Possible Trade Spots for Former First-Round Pick

Here are five possible trade spots for former First-Round pick and Tennessee Titan wide receiver, Treylon Burks.
Possible Trade Spots Burks

Here are five possible trade spots for former first-round pick and Tennessee Titan wide receiver, Treylon Burks this offseason. According to a source, the Titans could have two teams battling for the Arkansas product as he could be looking for a new home. Burks was originally drafted with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft from a trade that sent A.J. Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles. He hasn’t been able to live up to his expectations with the team so he may be counting his days as a Titan.

Across two seasons, he’s only been able to record 49 catches for 665 yards and one touchdown. The Titans have been doing their homework this offseason after trading for Calvin Ridley and signing Tyler Boyd. This would hypothetically move Burks down in the depth chart. According to Pro Football Network, the additions of Ridley and Boyd could mean that the Arkansas product could be in a new uniform next season.

However, it would take a lot for the Titans to say an early goodbye to a high draft pick. The Titans do have the pieces including DeAndre Hopkins if they want to move on from Burks. General Manager Ran Carthon nor head coach Brian Callahan were around when the Titans got Burks so it should surprise anyone if they move on. Unfortunately, Burks took a step back in his 2023 campaign, recording just 16 receptions for 221 yards in 11 games.

Here are five possible trade spots for Burks.

Five Possible Trade Spots for Former First-Round Pick Treylon Burks

Carolina Panthers

The Panthers are already doing the hard work after trading for Diontae Johnson to pair with Adam Thielen. This means they still need a reliable No. 3 receiver to complement them. Yes, they were able to get Xavier Legette but they need a proven talent to show up for competition. This would allow Legette to learn from someone like Burks to compete for a starting job.

The goal is to give second-year quarterback, Bryce Young enough weapons to surround him with talent to have a successful year. Surrounding him with adequate players rather than another splash trade for a receiver would be smart.

New Orleans Saints

The Saints have been disappointing when it comes to the receiver position. They haven’t been able to find a proven veteran to pair with Chris Olave and Rashid Shaheed. However, they could change this by acquiring Burks in trade without giving up much. Derek Carr could use a new set of hands if he wants to keep his job as the starting quarterback.

Bub Means from the fifth round of this year’s draft doesn’t justify the receiving position. It would probably be Olave by himself being the most productive if they don’t sign a known veteran or talent.

Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys were the quietest team in this year’s free agency. However, they were unable to find a reliable starting replacement for Michael Gallup. This leaves Jalen Tolbert as the No. 3 receiver who may need to step up. However, his production and talent aren’t promising for a team that’s “all in” and wants a Super Bowl ring.

Burks is better than nothing so the Titans would likely not ask too much for him. They could rely on Jake Ferguson and Luke Schoonmaker as reliable targets but they should be focusing on protecting quarterback Dak Prescott. The team should be able to use a tight end position in some possessions. Acquiring a young talent like Burks could help CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks as a slot wideout.

Baltimore Ravens

Odell Beckham Jr. isn’t coming back but they were able to extend Rashod Bateman to pair with Zay Flowers in the slot. However, they need another playmaker that can create noise on the field and Burks landing in Baltimore could reboot his career. The Ravens don’t have a lot of cap space so they won’t have to give up so much since Burks is in his rookie contract. This way the ball isn’t going to Flowers or Mark Andrews constantly.

Los Angeles Chargers

The outlook of the wide receiving depth chart for Justin Herbert doesn’t look promising after trading Keenan Allen and releasing Mike Williams. The Chargers could only sign D.J. Chark and draft prospects Ladd McConkey and Brenden Rice. Two of these receivers haven’t played a snap in the league so adding Burks could add more reliable depth behind Joshua Pamer and Quentin Johnson.


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