How experts graded Tennessee Titans on Day 1 of 2022 NFL Draft after AJ Brown trade

Mikey DiLullo
Nashville Tennessean
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After trading A.J. Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Tennessee Titans chose Arkansas receiver Treylon Burks with the No. 18 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

However, many draft analysts were split on the pick. Some believed Burks could adequately replace Brown, while others believe there are still some questions heading into Day 2.

Here's how the pick graded out:

Tennessean's Nick Gray


The buzz: "Independent of the trade, Burks is a good pick. But the trade did happen and it will dictate how Burks is viewed."

CBS Sports' Pete Prisco

Grade: C+

The buzz: "They essentially exchanged a big, physical receiver to replace A.J. Brown. Burks will come a lot cheaper. I am not sure he's A.J. Brown, though. But the philosophy makes sense. Draft and get a cheaper player. Burks has to keep his weight down some."

18. Tennessee Titans (from Saints via Eagles) – WR Treylon Burks, Arkansas

Bleacher Report's Brett Sobleski

Grade: C

The buzz: "The Titans basically dealt Brown just to replace him with Burks and add a late third-round pick. At best, the franchise is treading water."

SB Nation's James Dator

Grade: B

The buzz: "The receivers are FLYING off the board and the Titans need a replacement after dealing A.J. Brown. Burks is a strong, body receiver who’s actually a lot like A.J. Brown. Seriously, that’s the best player comparison here, and this deal and pick feels like an acknowledgement that this team has some big retooling to do."

The Athletic's Sheil Kapadia

Grade: C

The buzz: "I like Burks as a prospect, but I’m not sure these maneuverings made sense for them."

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