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
|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.
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) July 27, 2022
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.
— Kevin Knight (@FalcoholicKevin) July 28, 2022
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.
Chris Olave looking good out there, more Michael Thomas pic.twitter.com/hxCpDjohXj
— John Hendrix (@JohnJHendrix) July 28, 2022
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.
Boise State WR Khali Shakir (6-0, 190) is one of the most fun prospects to watch in the 2022 class
A fluid athlete that wins before and after the catch with sticky hands, solid route running, and pure athleticism
I am excited to watch him at the 2022 Senior Bowl pic.twitter.com/I8pw6pNj6H
— Matt Hicks (@TheFF_Educator) December 29, 2021
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 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.
John Perrotto has been covering and writing about sports for various outlets for over 40 years. His work has appeared in the likes of USA TODAY, ESPN.com, SI.com, Forbes.com, The Associated Press, Baseball Digest, and more. John is based out of Beaver Falls, PA.