Treylon Burks And The Bucs

April 4th, 2022

GM Jason Licht

As Joe has said and written, it would be no surprise if the Bucs approach the 2022 NFL Draft with an eye toward making Tom Brady drool.

Simply stated: the more talented the offense becomes, then the more likely Brady is to stay for the 2023 season. Sure, the Bucs could be very wise to draft a defensive tackle and a cornerback with their first two picks, but they also could go offensive lineman and receiver. The latter might not be popular with hardcore Bucs fans, but it might have Brady thinking about setting more records at The Licht House.

Joe already shared that the Bucs are bringing in big name Ohio State receiver Chris Olave to Tampa for an official pre-draft visit. Now, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Bucs are using another one of their 30 official visits on an another first-round pick of a receiver out of Arkansas: Treylon Burks.

At 6-2, 225 pounds, Burks is bigger and stronger than Chris Godwin was coming out five years ago, but he’s not as explosive. He finished with 66 catches for 1,104 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. Many mock drafts place him at the end of the first round as a versatile and strong target who could be a strong No. 2 receiver in the NFL.

26 Responses to “Treylon Burks And The Bucs”

  1. SB~LV Says:


  2. ViSyl Says:

    This guy looks more like a TE than a WR, could be useful.

  3. #8 Says:

    I feel like Brady is smart enough to know the D needs to be better to win.

  4. Allbuccedup Says:

    As much as I would like to see them draft a guard or defensive tackle in the first. You could draft Burks then a defensive tackle in the second and a guard in the third.

  5. SPARKY Says:

    I guess it makes sense to draft a lot of receivers because our starters will be worn out running the whole game trying to keep us ahead of the other team because we can’t stop anybody on DEFENSE!! Wide receivers are the least of our worries.

  6. sasquatch Says:

    As in previous thread, WR is way way down our list of needs.

    Even Brady knows we need defense.

  7. Buchead Says:

    I get everyone wants Defense but where does he get playing time at Corner not with Davis Dean SMB an Bowles said Logan will play Slot more then Safety That might be the one Spot you draft a Guy in the 1st on Defense that can start Lewis Cine can compete with Edwards to start Cine is more well rounded Whitehead a DT isn’t starting over SuH an Vea so your taking a DT in 1st just to get younger?? If the right DT is at 27 but I really only see 2 worth taking in 1st an that’s the Georgia teammate I don’t think Jones goes in round 1 I just think there a lot better value for Bucs the WRs you can get would be a lot better value I want them to draft BPA not for need that’s what kills teams when they reach for a need instead of bpa bucs can go BPA there not desperate

  8. Riki Says:

    More wr they meet more increases the chance they will trade down.

  9. CrackerBall Says:

    Treylon Burks would be one of the 3 selections I would love to see here after Round 1 – the remaining two being Devonte Wyatt and Zion Johnson.

  10. SOEbuc Says:

    Just resigned Gage and Godwin and Mike will retire as a Buc but at LEAST has three good years. Doubt Bowles is drafting a WR round one. Trade down unless your first or second are still on the board at 27.

  11. Bucs Guy Says:

    All the WR talk is a smokescreen. Bucs aren’t picking a #4 WR in the 1st rd.

  12. StickinUp4Centers Says:

    There was an article in my local newspaper (Buffalo) that said Burks would hunt wild boar when he was younger. Not that impressive, until the article goes on to say that he wouldn’t use a gun, he would hunt them down by chasing them and using a knife.

  13. Bobby M. Says:

    i dont get the WR interviews….its literally the one position we have exceptional depth at AND its highly unlikely a rookie earns enough of Brady’s trust to make much of a difference. The only way i can make sense of drafting a WR is if they are great on special teams, other than that I think we have bigger needs.

  14. kyle Says:

    wasnt oj howard a monster coming out too? Id prefer drafting the dline first 2 rounds. If they do go receiver, lets get the ab like, quick feet guy.

  15. DEEEMO Says:


  16. sasquatch Says:

    D estroy
    E nemy
    F orces
    E ffectively
    N ullifying
    S coring
    E fforts

    That’s football. Draft accordingly.

  17. DEEEMO Says:

    WHAT SASQUATCH SAID!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Bojim Says:

    He probably did chase them with a knife but I seriously doubt he ever got close enough to wave his knife around.

  19. Man child Says:

    I’m with @Sasquatch on this one.
    We need to sure up that D.

  20. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    “We need to draft players on defense to help get the ball back to our offense…..we’ll take it from there”

  21. Hodad Says:

    This means the Bucs view him as one of those BPA when we pick. Lets see who else they bring in for visits that are projected as late 1st rounders.

  22. Joe in Michigan Says:

    I love defense, was a defensive end in my day, but my guess is that the Bucs draft Christian Watson in the 1st Round. Big, fast WR who could also be the Bucs return man in 2022 (he was a kick returner at NDSU).

  23. Tim Says:

    Just a tidbit about Burks. As a receiving threat, he’s not as fast as Olave, Garrett or the other top WR’s (4.5 40 time), but he’s got HUGE hands. He has to have 5XL gloves special made, or so I’ve read. Think those big hands help pulling in everything that comes his way? That said, I don’t think you take a 4.5 WR at #27 unless it’s a glaring need. And on this team? It’s not.

  24. MadMax Says:

    I checked him out…he’s physical but wont take the top off a defense like Olave, which Brady wants/needs…..

    pass and take Olave instead.

  25. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Chris Olave, 6-0, 187, 4.39 40
    Christian Watson, 6-4, 208, 4.36 40

    Olave is better, I have him going to the Saints with one of the recently acquired picks from Philly.

  26. Buczilla Says:

    Even though I think he will be gone by our pick I’d much rather have Olave. We need speed at wide receiver more than another big, tough dude and Darden was pretty awful last year.