With the 31st pick, the Tennessee Titans select…Treylon Burks WR, Arkansas
Treylon Burks is such an easy fit in the Titans’ offense. Sure, he has some redundancies with A.J. Brown, but is there anyone out there that thinks that having two A.J. Browns is a bad thing?
Both Burks and Brown have overwhelming size and strength that shows up on the field when they are leading CFB or the NFL in yards after the catch because they are so hard to take down with the ball in their hands.
Another thing that these two have in common is that they both spent a lot of their college career in the slot and on the outside. That means that the Titans could slowly work Burks into the offense as the third receiver and figure out the best way to use him with Robert Woods and A.J. Brown.
Now we need to talk about how real this scenario is. This is a mock draft and it shouldn’t be taken as gospel, but it isn’t hard to see Treylon Burks falling to the Tennessee Titans on draft day.
If the Titans are looking at wide receiver (which they obviously are) over the last few years, here are the WRs that would be available at 26 compared to the wide receivers that are available at 31:
2016: WR5 for both
2017: WR4 for both
2018: WR2 at 26, WR3 at 31
2019: WR2 for both
2020: WR6 for both
2021: WR5 at 26, WR6 at 31
That is important because year after year fans and analysts talk about how there is going to be a run on wide receivers, but every year positions like EDGE, QB, OT, and CB push talented receivers out of the first round.
Even in the most talented classes, you can expect to have the fifth or sixth best wide receiver to still be on the board when you pick in the 26-31 range.
Right now Dane Brugler has five receivers with a clear first-round grade and one receiver with a fringe first-round grade. There is a great chance that the Titans could trade down and still have a shot at someone like Treylon Burks, Jahan Dotson, or Jameson Williams on draft day.