The Cleveland Browns have been scouting the wide receivers intently in Indianapolis, let’s take a look at how Treylon Burks performed
The Cleveland Browns are looking at a complete reform to a wide receiver room that was not good in 2021. There is a ton of talent at the position and it was on full display Thursday in Indianapolis during the 2022 NFL combine. Treylon Burks the receiver out of Arkansas is one of the more intriguing prospects in this draft.
A disclaimer in the fact that the combine shouldn’t change much when it comes to the overall evaluations of a prospect. However, it does give you a good idea of the overall athletic profile as you attempt to project what a player will do at the next level. Let’s take a look at how Burks did and what it may mean for his draft stock.
Let’s first take a look at the measurements, Burks came in at 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, a player with really good size for the position. He had a 79 1/8 inch wingspan, 9 7/8 inch hands, and 33 1/2 inch arms.
Now a look at the athletic testing numbers for the big strong bully of a receiver. Burks ran his 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds, not a blazing speed but at his size, it is still a really nice number. Burks vertical was only 33 inches and was a lower number than most people expected from him.
His 10 -foot-2 inch broad jump was also about average. He finished it off with a rather low cone drill of 7.28 seconds, another disappointment from Burks.
Burks appears a lot more athletic and impressive on film than what he did at the combine, and more stock should be put into his tape than testing. But Burks was one of the players that had a bad combine that may have lost some draft stock.
Ultimately it shouldn’t affect his draft stock a lot but in some people’s eyes, this may make them a little more hesitant.
Burks is a big, strong, running back like receiver that just runs through and away from people on tape. Clearly, he is fast enough and his play speed is much better than what the testing numbers show.
If you had questions going into this week about Burks then you came out with a few more, either way, he should still be heavily in play for the Cleveland Browns.