49ers Round 2 NFL Draft Target: Treylon Burks, Arkansas
It was a bit of a tossup between North Dakota State wide receiver Christian Watson and Arkansas wide receiver Treylon Burks for the Round 2 target here, and either player could easily wind up being selected at the tail end of the first round anyway.
While Watson would be more than enticing after his meteoric rise during the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine, Burks seems to make a bit more sense if the Niners suddenly find themselves rising up in the round and picking much earlier than their initial pick at No. 61 overall.
The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Burks is likely to be long gone by that point anyway.
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference
At any rate, the reason why Burks could be a high-end Round 2 target over Watson is due to the fact Arkansas asked so much of him similar to what Deebo Samuel did within San Francisco’s offense, lining up all over the offensive formation and even taking handoffs as a running back.
Sure, Burks is far from the polished prospect and will need some refinement. However, in terms of versatility and type of usage, he has it.
If the 49ers are looking for a poor man’s Samuel, Burks seems to fit the bill.