Cleveland Browns make Arkansas’ Treylon Burks first WR off the board at 13
The Cleveland Browns face a situation more unknown than most teams. After finally making it back to the playoffs in 2020, the team once again missed the playoffs in 2021.
Issues with COVID-19, injuries and the questionable play of quarterback Baker Mayfield made the team miss the playoffs once again. Their issues are so profound that not only are in-state and AFC North rivals the Cincinnati Bengals back in the Super Bowl before them, but wideout Odell Beckham Jr played in the big game with the Los Angles Rams after forcing his way out of Cleveland.
Now the team will need to decide if it is time with a new quarterback, or give Mayfield and the entire roster the chance to get healthy and see if they can make it back to the playoffs. Regardless, the team will need to improve at the wide receiver position.
Arkansas wide receiver Treylon Burks may not be the top wideout on most boards, but he is a perfect fit for the Browns. Burks is a 6-foot-3 wide receiver who can stretch the field going deep, or play the slot. Essentially he did everything while at Arkansas.
Pairing him with Jarvis Landry, David Njoku, Austin Hooper, and the running back duo of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt should elevate the offense, but it’s tough to determine if he’ll have the same upside as some of the other rookie wideouts to come into the league. Burks should be an instant impact player, considering the Browns are ready to expand their offense.