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Treylon Burks Scouting Report

Treylon Burks was an absolute gamebreaker for the Arkansas Razorbacks for his entire three year tenure. He was on the all-freshman SEC team, and then backed it up with an All-SEC Second Team nod as a sophomore. However, Burks really came on to the scene as one of college football’s best receivers in his third college season. That season, he racked up over 1100 yards and 11 touchdowns as a receiver, and rushed for an additional 112 yards.

He lined up all over the field at Arkansas, as they used his playmaking ability in many different schemes and playstyles. When he walks across the draft stage, he will be Arkansas’ sixth all-time leader in receiving yards while only playing three seasons. His usage at Arkansas was similar to the way we saw Deebo Samuel used by the 49ers last season. The team that drafts him could consider using him like that again at the NFL level and making him a scary weapon for any offense.

 

 

Measurements and Info

Position: Wide receiver

Height: 6’3’’

Weight: 225 lbs

Year In College: Junior

 

 

Strengths

His usage all over the field and in different packages makes him a unique receiver for this draft. Moreover, it surely raises his value as more teams are considering using receivers in different schemes and styles. Burks knows how to line up in the slot, outside, and even as a back on some plays and could do that at the next level.

 

An absolute freak athlete that uses absurd strength, great body size, and elite hands to make contested catches and win deep balls. He will be a quarterback’s best friend given his strengths as a deep threat and a big body receiver.

 

Burks’ long arms, huge frame, and massive hands also make him an above average blocker at the receiver position. While it is often glossed over, it adds another dimension to the game of an already well-rounded and freakish athlete.

 

Weaknesses

His performance at the NFL Combine was surprisingly poor, as he tested below expectations on a number of tests. This leaves question marks about his work ethic and actual raw skills, and may drop him in the draft.

 

He also seemed to have concentration issues at times in college. Easy passes were occasionally dropped and he even missed on some blocks that he would normally hit on. Burks may have zoned out at times, which also could reflect a below average drive and work ethic.

 

 

Summary

A receiver with a great blend of size, athleticism, and intangibles, Treylon Burks has all but solidified himself as a first-round pick even with a poor NFL Combine performance. His ability to play all over the field and his successful college tenure make him an enticing pick that could make an offense very dynamic if used correctly.

 

Team Fits

Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles

 

Draft Projection

Most likely not in the top ten, but somewhere in the first round.

 

Player Comparison

Very similar to Deebo Samuel, but actually bigger and possibly stronger.

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