Chicago Bears: 5 wide receivers to replace Allen Robinson in 2022 NFL Draft

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Chicago Bears draft candidates to replace Allen Robinson: Treylon Burks, Arkansas

Next, we look at Arkansas’ Treylon Burks, who could very well end up being a high second-round receiver. This kid keeps making a name for himself and NFL scouts should be giddy about his potential as a pro.

The Razorbacks stud stands 6-foot-3 and weighs a strong 230 pounds. Typically, that’s not a recipe for an NFL wide receiver. However, Burks carries his weight well. His long strides are deceiving, too. Burks possesses phenomenal speed for his size.

Arkansas did not feed him many deep targets last year, (he caught eight of 12, per PFF). But, when he gets them, he usually makes good. Last year, he averaged 16.2 yards per reception. Burks caught 51 passes for 820 yards in 2020, and hauled in seven touchdowns as well.

A lot of Burks’ production has come in the slot so far in college, but his size, speed and athleticism make him an easy candidate to line up out wide at the pro level. He will have to prove his route tree is expandable, though, as Arkansas has schemed him open on a lot of his touches.

Most believe that because of his physical attributes, Burks can be a solid wideout in the NFL. So long as he proves he can run outside routes, he will be just fine.