After last season, the Tennessee Titans know as well as anyone that injuries can detour a season. That is why depth is vital in the NFL. They acquired wide receiver Robert Woods in a trade with the Los Angeles Rams. They shouldn’t be done adding talent there, though. Selecting Former Arkansas WR Treylon Burks in the first round of the NFL Draft would boost the offense even further.

Luckily, it sounds like the Titans are on the same page as many others concerning their WR depth. They have an interest in Burks – at the very least.

Burks projects as a similar type of receiver to Titans WR A.J. Brown. That shouldn’t prevent the Titans from trying to take him, though. Having two athletes and targets like Brown and Burks would only create more havoc for opposing defenses. It doesn’t cap either one of them in terms of touches or routes. Add in Robert Woods as a different style of WR, and it makes even more sense as a trio for the Titans.

The former Arkansas star was vital to the Razorback offense. Especially in 2021, he was their most consistent and explosive offense threat. It wasn’t really close, either. Burks recorded 80 touches for 1,216 total yards and 12 touchdowns. I mention touches rather than catches because Burks was not just a threat through the air. Arkansas wanted the football in his hands as much as possible, so they would get him involved in the rushing attack as well. The NFL team that snags him should do the same. At 6’3″ and 225 pounds, he is super dynamic for his size.

Keep in mind that A.J. Brown is 6’1″ and 225 pounds, and the Titans use him in similar ways that Arkansas used Burks. Both of those guys on the field create a combo that the Titans hoped that Julio Jones and A.J. Brown would. That never really came to fruition, though.

Of course, at Burks’ size, he is also a great downfield threat. He showed consistent body control on contested catches during his college career. Additionally, he isn’t “blazing” fast on film, but his 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine does not accurately depict his speed, either. Burks has the requisite long speed to make plays deep down the field at the next level.

If Burks is on the board when the Titans come up in the first round of the draft, he would make plenty of sense to be their selection.

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