Cleveland Browns WR draft target: Treylon Burks
Treylon Burks recorded 1,104 yards and 11 touchdowns in 12 games in his junior season at Arkansas. He stands at 6-foot-3 and is a little bit of both a breakaway receiver plus a big receiver who can go up and grab the passes that a little wideout might not grab. It’s that type of combination of player that has NFL executives salivating at the month wanting to draft this kid.
He can take a screen pass in the backfield and bolt 90 yards for the score. He’s got that kind of speed. Or he can escape the defensive on a wheel route and go the distance for six points. He’s a little of everything and that makes taking Burks a real possibility by the Browns.
If the Browns decide to release Jarvis Landry this offseason, a player such as Burks would be a nice replacement. Arkansas used Burks in jet sweeps often or gave him the ball in the backfield to then try and stretch for big gains on the run. Burks reminds you of a player like Landry but much younger.
Some have compared Burks to Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss because he’s been able to go up and get the ball on plays that seemed too difficult for most. When the Razorbacks played Alabama, one of the best teams in college football, Burks had a great game.
In one highlight, he adjusted on the pass and gave Burks a pass to his backside where he caught the ball and then ran 50 yards away from the Crimson Tide defenders for a touchdown. If he can do that against Alabama, then he’ll be more than ready to do that in the NFL.
Intriguing was the one word you see the most when trying to calculate Burks’s value to a team in the NFL. His size and other intangibles mentioned above make him a very solid draft pick and one Cleveland needs to consider as they try and make their offense better next season.