The Tennessee Titans‘ decision to trade AJ Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles on night one of the 2022 NFL Draft sent shockwaves through Nashville.

The Titans traded Brown to the Eagles due to a contract dispute. Tennessee received several draft picks in return. One of those picks (No. 18 overall) was used to select Arkansas wide receiver Treylon Burks, who will serve as Brown’s replacement.

Most of the discussion over the last two weeks has centered on the circumstances surrounding the Titans’ decision to trade Brown.

Tennessee, however, has already moved on. They aren’t looking in the rear-view mirror. Instead, they’re focused on integrating Burks into the offense and making sure the team picks up where it left off last year (minus the ill-timed Ryan Tannehill interceptions).

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Tennessee Titans first round draft pick wide receiver Treylon Burks, center, speaks with head coach Mike Wrabel, left, and general manager Jon Robinson, right, during an introductory press conference at Saint Thomas Sports Park in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, April 29, 2022.
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So how does Burks fit with the Titans?

According to ESPN’s Matt Bowen, he’s a perfect fit in Tennessee.

Here’s why (via ESPN):

With a similar physical profile to former Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown, Burks should step into a volume role as a catch-and-run target on middle-of-the-field throws in Tennessee. Last season, Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill attempted 321 passes inside the numbers, the fifth most in the league. So think dig routes, shallows and slants here, with play-action elements mixed in. That’s where Burks can get loose after the catch, using his ball carrier vision, play speed and powerful frame at 6-foot-2, 225 pounds to beat defenders in space.

Burks will also see vertical targets from boundary and slot alignments, and we know he has the versatility to be schemed on screens, jet sweeps and more.

Burks has a ton of upside, but he’s still incredibly raw as a wide receiver. There’s some bust potential here. But there’s also perennial Pro-Bowl potential, too. There’s no such thing as a “safe pick” when it comes to wide receivers in the NFL. We’ve seen plenty of sure things fail to live up to the hype.

We’ll see how it works out, but on paper, Burks was the best option for the Titans. He’s also a great fit in Nashville. His personality will shine in the Music City (it already has a bit, as he revealed his obsession with expensive cowboy boots after he was drafted by Tennessee).

The further removed we are from the AJ Brown trade, the more I think this move is going to work out just fine for the Titans. The proof will come on Sundays this fall, but I think Titans fans should be feeling pretty good about the moves that were made this offseason.

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