Tennessee Titans rookie wide receiver Treylon Burks has made a rather remarkable catch during OTAs that should put opposing DBs in the league on notice.
The Tennessee Titans are a team that you can classify as ‘pretty close’ when it comes to competing for serious honours in the NFL having put up some incredible seasons in recent years.
They have made the playoffs in four of the past five seasons, even making it all the way to the AFC Championship game in 2019 before losing to the eventual Super Bowl champions in the Kansas City Chiefs and last year ranked as the #1 seed in the AFC before stumbling at the first hurdle to the Cincinnati Bengals.
With the likes of Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill leading the offence with Harold Landry and Kevin Byard in charge of a defence that allowed the 2nd fewest rushing yards in the league last season, things are set for them to make another deep run into the playoffs this season.
One man out, one man in
And whilst they did lose one of their top receivers in A.J Brown on draft night as they traded him to the Philadelphia Eagles, the man they picked up in the first round in the form of Treylon Burks might just be able to pick up where Brown left off.
The 2022 NFL Draft that was one that saw a ‘run’ on wide receivers, with 28 being taken in total and as many as 6 going in the first round, all of whom were inside the top 20, with the Titans picking up Burks at #18, and based off his college numbers, it’s easy to see why:
Most receptions on 20+ yard passes among SEC WRs ✈️— PFF College (@PFF_College) October 14, 2021
1. Treylon Burks, Arkansas – 6
1. Wan’Dale Robinson, Kentucky – 6pic.twitter.com/SHrvVQaeS5
"TREYLON BURKS. RIDICULOUS FOR THE ARKANSAS TOUCHDOWN." pic.twitter.com/cSy34aCMwH— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 16, 2021
He had 66 receptions in his final year which translated to 1,104 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Arkansas Razorbacks, and with a frame of 6’2 and 225lbs, he is certainly built like someone who will give opposing DBs a lot of problems this season and beyond.
Reaching new heights
That was best exemplified with a post that the Titans Twitter account that showed him taking a pass from quarterback Tannehill and launching himself into the air to grab the ball at its highest point before coming down at the back of the endzone:
This might just be the clip that will give defenders something to think about before they go up to challenge him, because it might take something special to get the ball away from him if it’s up that high.