Tennessee Titans rookie wide receiver Treylon Burks hasn’t had the smoothest first month in the NFL.
Burks, the No. 18 overall pick by the Titans in the 2022 NFL Draft, had to leave his first rookie camp early due to overheating and difficulties breathing.
There was also a report from MMQB’s Albert Breer that suggested Burks had trouble keeping his weight down during the pre-draft process.
On Tuesday, Titans wide receivers coach Rob Moore confirmed some of the suspicions that have been surrounding Burks during his first six weeks as a Titan.
“Some of those things that happened were kind of out of his control,” said Moore. “Just a kid who’s got asthma. Those things happen.”
“He understands what the expectations are,” continued Moore. “At the end of the day, it’s really him getting himself immersed in the culture of how we do things here, how we play here. Which is different from every player that comes in here from college because we ask these guys to do things that a lot of teams don’t ask them to do.”
Moore noted that Burks has worked hard during minicamps and is coming into the building early.
The asthma thing is definitely something to watch this season. Burks was able to overcome it at Arkansas — at least enough to be a first-round pick — but the NFL is a different animal. There’s more games, more time on the practice field, and higher expectations.
Unfortunately, the asthma issue is out of his control. But it certainly sounds like Burks is doing everything he can to overcome it and get up to speed with the Titans as quickly as possible.
Burks wasn’t present at Titans OTAs on Tuesday.
Treylon Burks not at #Titans OTAs today after learning he does have asthma, via Rob Moore— AtoZ Sports Nashville (@AtoZSports) June 7, 2022
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