The Tennessee Titans selected wide receiver Treylon Burks with the 18th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. The talented young prospect recorded 146 receptions, 2,399 yards and 18 touchdowns in his time at Arkansas and will be expected to step into the role left vacant by A.J. Brown.
Brown, the Titans’ No. 1 receiver, was shipped off to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night after the front office refused to give him the four-year, $100 million extension (with $57 million guaranteed) that he desired.
Reactions to the Burks pick were mixed. Some, like the Green Bay Packers, felt he was a stud and the best talent at his position in the draft. Others, however, worried that he was a physically-comparable but skill-deficient version of the guy he was replacing.
Interestingly enough, though – Burks’ fit on the Titans isn’t why he ultimately went viral this week. Rather, it was for the visual that emerged of him on draft night.
The imagery largely speaks for itself:
The phone call! Burks is going to Tennessee pic.twitter.com/LXeqXyJSfr
— Kyle Deckelbaum (@KATVKyle) April 29, 2022
As do the reactions:
Everytime I see this picture I die laughing . Ain’t no way this man got this many white women around him https://t.co/EaEQePSJfv
— G (@GHALL21) May 1, 2022
Surrounded by premium milk. Get him a gold jacket https://t.co/awIdbFFHYD
— Karisma THE Supreme (@_KTS_) May 1, 2022
This whole “D1 athlete white women thing “ isn’t jokes I see …it’s actually a real real thing https://t.co/6EF6fj7DRF
— BlackBoyFly (@Rasheedgotit_23) May 1, 2022
— Colb (@___Colb___) May 1, 2022
Man got more white girls there than a KΔ brunch https://t.co/FDhP80WOJd
— Salty Buccaneer(2x SB Champs) (@SaltyBuc91) April 30, 2022
Boy had all da milk at his draft party I would’ve been in that mf trynna hit sum https://t.co/l4TscJdBmi
— Domo (@Guap__2x) April 30, 2022
His girl told the whole sorority house to pull up https://t.co/hMe2Izo8CI
— Troy Hill (@TroyHill96) April 30, 2022
This is going to be an interesting year for Burks. As things presently stand, the Titans are built to contend for a Super Bowl. However, their success is predicated on how able and willing he will be to step into Brown’s shoes.
The photos speak for themselves. He looks miserable. https://t.co/VtQoR2hYrQ
— Game 7 (@game7__) April 30, 2022
Will Burks live up to his potential as a top-tier rookie in this season’s class?
Time will tell.