No. 2: Treylon Burks, WR, Tennessee Titans
There isn’t a rookie on the offensive side of the ball in the NFL walking into a better opportunity than Treylon Burks will during the 2022 season. The role that the Titans will need Burks to play is the exact role that A.J. Brown held. Taking Burks minutes after trading Brown made it clear to everyone what the Tennessee Titans expect out of Burks.
If you recall, A.J. Brown’s rookie season was a little bit of a surprise. Taken with the 51st pick, Brown logged over 1,000 receiving yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie. Given the talent of this rookie class, that production might not win Offensive Rookie of the Year for Burks, but expectations are also higher.
The Titans selected Burks 18th overall to fill the role. His frame is a bit bigger than Brown, standing an additional two inches taller. Burks also nearly doubled Brown’s touchdown total during their respective final collegiate seasons. Burks will also have a bit better running mate.
While Robert Woods is returning from injury, he’s more proven than Corey Davis was when Brown joined the Titans. That should help draw attention away from Burks and open up the field for the 6-foot-3 receiver.
We’ll have to see what production Burks can supply as a rookie, but there definitely will not be a shortage of opportunity for him as a rookie.