Treylon Burks is the talk of the town in terms of scouting reports surrounding Arkansas’ 2022 NFL Draft prospects. And that’s for good reason. The big receiver brings with him an unmatched football speed. But he’s not the only Razorback hoping to hear his name called early.
Arkansas 2022 NFL Draft Scouting Reports
John Ridgeway and Myron Cunningham highlight the rest of the Arkansas scouting reports with eyes toward the 2022 NFL Draft.
Blake Kern, TE
Positives: Hard-working tight end with no outstanding physical characteristic to his game. Gives effort blocking, stays square, and remains disciplined with assignments. Adjusts as a pass catcher, extends his hands to grab the ball from the air, and keeps the play in bounds to pick up positive yardage. Stout pass catcher who takes a big hit, yet holds onto the throw.
Negatives: Not quick into blocks and possesses average strength at the point of attack. Possesses poor speed and is nothing more than a short-range target.
Analysis: Kern possesses nice size but poor speed and average strength. He must significantly improve his blocking to have any chance of making an NFL roster.
De’Vion Warren, WR
Positives: Well-built receiver with solid speed. Effective when he extends his hands to make receptions away from his frame, adjusts to errant throws, and comes away with catches in stride. Productive running after the reception and displays the ability to pick up yardage when the ball is in his hands. Tracks deep passes. Exposes himself to come away with the difficult reception in a crowd.
Negatives: Unnecessarily lets the pass get inside him. Lacks a true second gear. Marginally productive throughout his entire college career.
Analysis: Warren is an athletic prospect who never truly elevated his game or lived up to expectations. He comes with upside but must quickly produce on the field, or he’ll be released during the first wave of camp cuts.
Grant Morgan, LB
Positives: Instinctive, hard-working linebacker who gets the most from his ability. Displays a great head for the ball and quickly diagnoses plays. Makes the defensive calls and gets his teammates in proper position. Outstanding run defender, takes proper angles, and flows well laterally. Fires up the field, chases the action hard, and sells out to make plays.
Negatives: Lacks outright speed and cannot get to the flanks in time to make plays on the ball handler. Easily taken from the action by a single blocker.
Analysis: Morgan is a hard-nosed linebacker who gets the most from his ability. Still, he comes with average size and speed. He makes a lot of plays with his head and hustle, which could help him grab a roster spot as an eighth linebacker/special-teams player.
John Ridgeway, DT
Positives: Large, fluid defensive lineman with huge upside. Quickly gets off the snap, plays with outstanding pad level, and gets a lot of momentum going up the field. Rarely off his feet. Flashes explosion and the ability to bull rush opponents off the line. Tough to handle, smooth, and flows well to the play. Runs through blocks, fires through open gaps, and impacts the game behind the line of scrimmage.
Negatives: Often tied up at the point by a single blocker. Doesn’t show the ability to get outside the box to make plays in pursuit. Very inconsistent last season.
Analysis: Ridgeway caught my eye at Illinois State when he was a redshirt freshman. He’s a big-bodied defensive tackle with a fluid style and the versatility to be used in both one- and two-gap systems. Ridgeway comes with a tremendous amount of upside and should only improve once he gets into an NFL weight training program and receives proper coaching.
Want more information on Ridgeway? Here’s our expanded scouting report and draft profile: John Ridgeway, Arkansas DT | NFL Draft Scouting Report
Montaric Brown, CB
Positives: Nice-sized cornerback who flashes brilliance. Fluid pedaling in reverse, runs downfield with opponents, and plays faster than his 40 time. Gets his head back around to track the pass in the air and effectively positions himself to defend or intercept the throw.
Gets vertical, fights to come away with the pass defense, and shows good hands for the interception. Effectively reads and diagnoses the action, quickly gets upfield, and gives effort defending the run. Shows a burst to the action out of his plant. Keeps the action in front of him, correctly recognizes routes, and stays with assignments. Wraps up tackling.
Negatives: Possesses average closing speed. Does a lot of clutching and grabbing opponents. Not a great athlete.
Analysis: Brown is a nice-sized corner who shows a lot of next-level ball skills as well as scheme versatility. He possesses the size to be used in a bump-and-run scheme or face the action in zone. Though he may fall late in the draft, Brown has enough skill to make an active roster as a ninth defensive back.
Myron Cunningham, OT
Positives: Large, fluid college left tackle who is best in a small area. Patient, blocks with leverage, and stays square. Shows ability as a position blocker, keeps his feet moving, and rides pass rushers from their angles of attack. Wide-bodied lineman who anchors in pass protection, competes, and is tough to get around. Keeps his feet moving, effectively uses his hands, and makes outstanding use of blocking angles.
Negatives: Doesn’t play big football, shows average strength, and rarely finishes blocks. Occasionally overextends and lacks balance. Marginal skill blocking in motion.
Analysis: Cunningham possesses next-level size and has flashed ability, but he must really polish every aspect of his game if he’s to make an NFL roster. I like Cunningham best as a right tackle, though he’ll receive consideration at guard.
Tre’ Williams, DE
Positives: Undersized college pass rusher who gets the most from his ability. Relentless, plays with excellent pad level, and rarely gets knocked off his feet. Breaks down well, displays quickness when changing direction, and shows the ability to immediately alter his angle of attack.
Possesses a variety of moves working to get off blocks. Effective out of a three-point stance as well as standing over tackle, plays faster than his 40 time, and shows tremendous edge speed. Resilient, stays with the action, and plays with outstanding balance. Attracts a lot of double-team blocks and opens up opportunities for his teammates.
Negatives: Lacks bulk and is easily disrupted from his angle of attack. Tested poorly at the Combine and lacks pursuit speed for an undersized defensive end.
Analysis: Williams is a tall, fluid pass-rush specialist who consistently disrupts the action behind the line of scrimmage. He lacks great upside but has a polished game. Williams will be a solid Day 3 pick who will line up on passing downs in the NFL.
Want more information on Williams? Here’s our expanded scouting report and draft profile: Tre Williams, Arkansas DE | NFL Draft Scouting Report
Treylon Burks, WR
Positives: Nice-sized receiver who flashes big-time ability and domination. Quickly gets to top speed, tracks the pass in the air, and battles opponents to come away with the reception. Extends his hands to snatch the ball out of the air, easily adjusts to errant throws, and reaches back to make receptions away from his frame.
Comes back to the ball to make himself an available target and possesses soft, natural hands. Sturdy receiver who makes the difficult reception in contorted positions. Catches the ball in a crowd, takes a pounding, and holds onto the throw. Works to pick up yardage after the catch and consistently keeps the play in bounds. Nicely makes the reception at full speed.
Negatives: Possesses a limited route tree and shows marginal skill after the catch. Struggles separating through routes. Performed poorly during Combine workouts.
Analysis: Burks flashed big-time ability last season and is a large receiver with a nice upside. He’s not the “do-everything” pass catcher many have made him out to be, but in the proper system, Burks can be a productive starter on Sundays as a possession wideout.
Want more information on Burks? Here’s our expanded scouting report and draft profile: Treylon Burks, Arkansas WR | NFL Draft Scouting Report
Ty Clary, OL
Positives: Fundamentally sound blocker who stays square, bends his knees, and blocks with proper pad level. Consistently gets leverage on opponents, works his hands throughout the action, and adjusts to knock defenders from their angles of attack. Keeps his head on a swivel and hits as many defenders as possible every play.
Negatives: Overextends into blocks and struggles to finish off opponents. Average athlete with short arms.
Analysis: Clary displayed a ton of versatility at the college level but comes with limited upside. He’s a smart lineman with an outside chance to back up at center or guard on Sundays.
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