Chicago Bears visiting with one of the draft’s top receiversRyan Heckmanon April 19, 2022 at 1:19 pm

We are now just over a week away from the 2022 NFL Draft, and the Chicago Bears are finalizing all of their pre-draft visits as we speak.

One of the recent visits the Bears have lined up could be maybe the most impactful player they could possibly draft with their first selection at no. 39 overall — Arkansas wide receiver Treylon Burks.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Bears are visiting with Burks this week.

Over the last month or so, Burks has gone from a sure fire first-round pick to someone who has dropped out of the first round in a few well-respected mocks.

If the Chicago Bears could land Treylon Burks, they would have gotten the steal of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Burks is currently dropping in stock due to analysts looking closer at his route running, and due to the fact that he couldn’t break a 4.5 at the Combine. Known to be a little rough around the edges in terms of his route running ability, Burks has some questions to answer as a pro.

However, when you turn on the film, all of those nit-picked worries fade away. This kid is a 6-foot-3 wideout who weighs 225 pounds and can absolutely dominate on the outside. His physical traits are out of this world, as Burks’ hand size is a 4XL.

For the record, former UFC and current WWE star, Brock Lesnar, wears the same size gloves.

A ridiculous touchdown grab from Treylon

— The Sporting News (@sportingnews) October 17, 2020

Burks’ catch radius knows no bounds as his length and hands are at the top of this class. He truly is the alpha type the Bears need opposite of Darnell Mooney. Being able to possibly bring him to Chicago should give every fan a whole lot of excitement.

Again, Burks was once looked at as a top-20 prospect — and still might be — but some think he could fall out of the first. Should we enter Day 2 of the draft with Burks still on the board, there is no reason why Poles shouldn’t do whatever he could do get him in Chicago.

Over the past two seasons with the Razorbacks, Burks has caught 117 passes for 1,924 yards and 18 touchdowns while averaging well over 16 yards per reception.

No matter what is written about his “lack of speed” or route running, you can go watch the film for yourself. Burks can separate, he has straight line speed once he gets into the open field, and he can catch just about anything thrown his way.

If you’re telling me the Bears can end up with Burks in Round 2, then we’re looking at a completely different future for this Bears team and for Justin Fields’ development.

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