NFL draft scouting report: Arkansas WR Treylon Burks

Arkansas WR Treylon Burks

225 pounds

Yahoo Sports’ 2022 NFL draft grade

6.48 — possible first-rounder; possible immediate-impact prospect

Here’s how we use our prospect grades for the 2022 NFL draft. (Albert Corona/Yahoo Sports)

TL;DR scouting report

Big-framed enforcer who was a true three-level threat in college capable of catching, running and passing, but his combine workout raised some concerns

The skinny

A 4-star Rivals recruit (No. 146 nationally) in the Class of 2019, Burks chose the Razorbacks over Clemson, FSU, Auburn, LSU and other schools. Burks immediately earned a role as a true freshman, starting nine of 10 games and amassing 510 yards from scrimmage and 226 yards on 10 kickoffs. As a sophomore in 2020, he took over the lead role in the offense, catching 51 passes for 820 yards and seven TDs and rushing 15 times for 75 yards in nine games. In 2021, Burks caught 66 passes for 1,104 yards and 11 TDs and ran 14 times for 112 yards and a TD. After the season he declared for the 2022 NFL draft.

Arkansas wide receiver Treylon Burks (16) runs during an NCAA college football game against LSU in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)


Do-it-all performer: receiver, runner, passer, returner

Central piece of Arkansas offense for two-plus years

Volume performer — 4-plus touches in 27 off 32 career games despite being defenses’ focal point

Big-play receiver — averaged 16-plus yards per catch all three seasons

Dropped 8-179-2 receiving game on Alabama in 2021

Beastly physique — well-muscled frame with mass, long arms

Bullies smaller DBs and muscles through first contact

For his size, a 4.55 40-yard dash isn’t “slow” — plus, a very good 10-yard split (1.57 seconds)

Wears down opponents with punishing style

Contested-ball champ — gains ideal body position and wins one-on-one…


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