Treylon Burks

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks (16) pulls in a catch during practice at Saint Thomas Sports Park Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn.

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  • The Titans’ Treylon Burks is a +450 favorite to lead NFL rookies in receiving yards in 2022
  • The second choices are the Falcons’ Drake London and Saints’ Chris Olave at +550
  • A look at the odds along with analysis and wagering advice can be found below

Treylon Burks wasn’t the first wide receiver selected in this year’s NFL Draft. In fact, he lasted until the 18th pick before being taken by the Tennessee Titans.

However, the oddsmakers have made Burks the favorite to lead rookies in receiving yardage in the upcoming NFL season. He is listed as a +450 choice.

Burks is followed by the Atlanta Falcons’ Drake London and the New Orleans Saints’ Chris Olave. Both are at +550.

NFL Rookie Receiving Yardage Leader Odds

Player Odds
Treylon Burks (Titans) +450
Drake London (Falcons) +550
Chris Olave (Saints) +550
Garrett Wilson (Jets) +750
Jalen Tolbert (Cowboys) +750
Skyy Moore (Chiefs) +1000
Christian Watson (Packers) +1000
Jahan Dotson (Commanders) +1200
Alec Pierce (Colts) +1200
George Pickens (Steelers) +2000
Jameson Williams (Lions) +2500
Velus Jones Jr. (Bears) +3000
David Bell (Browns) +3000
Romeo Doubs (Packers) +4000
Tyquan Thornton (Patriots) +5000
Wan’Dale Robinson (Giants) +5000
Khalil Shakir (Bills)/td> +10000
Danny Gray (49ers) +10000
Montrell Washington (Broncos) +10000
Erik Ezukanma (Dolphins) +10000
Dareke Young (Seahawks) +10000
Calvin Austin (Steelers) +10000
Bo Melton (Seahawks) +10000
Kyle Philips (Titans) +10000
Samori Toure (Packers) +10000
Michael Woods II (Browns) +10000

Odds as of July 29th at DraftKings

Burks Tops the Board

Burks had a fine season for Arkansas last fall. He caught 66 passes for 1,104 yards and 11 touchdowns.

However, Burks drew cause for concern when he quickly departed the Titans’ first practice of OTAs in May because of asthma. However, Tennessee believes Burks has the condition under control and health will not be a long-term factor.

Many scouts compared Burks to AJ Brown when he played at Arkansas. It turns out Burks will now try to replace Brown, who was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles during the draft.

Burks should immediately be a focal point of the Titans’ offense and quarterback Ryan Tannehill as WR2 behind Robert Woods, who is coming off a knee injury.

London, Olave Second Choices

The Falcons selected London eighth overall – making him the first receiver taken — even though he was limited to eight games last season because of a broken ankle. He still compiled huge numbers with 88 receptions for 1,084 yards and seven TDs.

London was a three-year starter for the Trojans and steadily increased his production, averaging 43.5 receiving yards a game as a freshman, 83.7 as a sophomore, and 135.5 as a junior.

London has +700 NFL OROY odds, second to Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett, who is at +550.

Olave went to the Saints at No. 11 after starring at Ohio State. Last season, he had 936 yards and 13 touchdowns on just 65 receptions.

The Saints have two standout veteran wide receivers in Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry. However, look for Olave to quickly become Jameis Winston’s favorite deep threat.

Rookie Receiving Yardage Longshots

Jameson Williams likely would have been the first WR off the board if he had not blown out a knee in Alabama’s loss to Georgia in the CFP Championship Game. The Lions still took him at No. 12 and, despite slowly returning to action, is worth at least a small speculative wager at +2500.

An interesting longshot play is the Buffalo Bills’ Khalil Shakir, who has +10000 odds after being a fifth-round pick from Boise State.

Though the Bills have Stephon Diggs and Gabe Davis as their primary wideouts, the underrated Shakir has the talent to rack up yards from the slot.

Buffalo also ranks ninth from the bottom in NFL strength of schedule.

London Calling

London has recovered from his ankle injury and is expected to be a full-go for the Falcons in Week 1. Atlanta is in rebuilding mode and lacks depth wide receiver. It makes London the pick here to lead NFL rookie receiving leader in 2022.

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