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New Titans WR Treylon Burks Puts His Boots on the Ground in Nashville, Ready to Work


NASHVILLE – Decked out in cowboy boots, jeans and a dapper white sports coat, new Titans receiver Treylon Burks stepped off the team's private jet on Friday looking – and sounding – the part.

The boots, by the way, weren't just for show for his trip to Music City. Burks, in fact, has several pairs, including ostrich, lizard and snake skin boots.

"I'm just a boots guy," a smiling Burks, who likes to hunt hogs as a hobby, said as he walked through the Titans locker room. "I like my boots."

After being drafted 18th overall by the Titans in Thursday night's NFL Draft, the former Arkansas receiver arrived in town today and said ready to get to work.

"Honestly, words can't explain the feeling I have right now," Burks said. "I am thankful to be here, and for having the chance to live my dream. I just want to do everything God has put in front of me, and attack it like I am.

"I'm happy to be here. I knew that (the Titans) liked me, just from the one-on-one visit that I had with them. But I just played it as: I am just going to let God take care of everything and wherever I go, I am going to be blessed to go there. Now, I feel like I'm blessed to be here, and I'm ready to get to work."

A 6-foot-3, 225-pounder, Burks caught 66 passes for 1,104 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Razorbacks in 2021 to earn first-team All-SEC honors – and get the attention of NFL teams.

During the pre-draft process, Burks said he visited 14 different teams, including the Titans.

"I went three weeks straight flying," Burks said. "I was all over the place, going from one place to the next. I racked up a lot of flying hours."

Burks felt like there was something special in Tennessee, who traded up from the 26th pick – while dealing receiver A.J. Brown to the Eagles in the process – to get him.

As Burks walked the hallways at Saint Thomas Sports Park on Friday, he said he felt comfortable. He was on his way to Nissan Stadium, set to return to the facility for a press conference later today.

"Just how Coach (Mike) Vrabel runs things, and everybody else in the organization, the mentality in the locker room and on the field and practices, I like it," Burks said. "It's about business, going about your business the right way and everything else will take care of itself.

"Just walking around the facility today, being a part of it now, it is a lot different. I am not uptight, all of that. I am comfortable that I am finally here, and I'm ready to get to work."

Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk sent the team's private jet – complete with a Titans logo – to Searcy, Arkansas, this morning to pick up Burks at 11 a.m.

He landed in Nashville around 11:45.

"Just being on that jet, and coming here, that was pretty cool," Burks said. "I am so thankful.

"I am going to go to work every day and take care of my business. I am going to be that team player that is going to motivate everyone around me, that's just who've I've always been. As a young boy playing pee-wee ball, I feel like I tried to establish myself as a hard worker."

Before heading to Nissan Stadium, Burks tackled one more topic during a quick interview on Friday: Hog hunting, as mentioned previously.

Yes, it's true.

"My favorite hobby is hog hunting," Burks said with a smile. "When I was like six years old, we would go out and hunt hogs with my uncle's friends and I just fell in love with it and have been doing it ever since.

"We use dogs, and a knife," Burks continued. "The dogs go out there and bait them, and we come in behind them and catch the hog – and depending on how big it is – we decide whether we kill it or not."

Burks smiled when asked the size of the biggest hog he's ever battled.

"450 (pounds)," he said.

"There was one time when (a hog came after us), but we got up the tree, so it couldn't get us," Burks said, smiling bigger. "It was an adrenaline rush for sure."

Kind of like landing in the NFL.

Titans first round pick, Arkansas WR Treylon Burks arrives at Saint Thomas Sports Park after the first day of the 2022 NFL Draft.

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