Arkansas Football: Should Treylon Burks play in the Razorbacks’ Bowl Game?

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Why Treylon Burks should sit out from the Arkansas Razorbacks Bowl Game

No matter how badly we want Burks to suit up and stay with the Arkansas football team, it’s undeniable he will be a likely first-round draft pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Burks has had an incredible career and helped bring the Razorbacks out of the depths of the SEC basement. He’s individual stats are off the charts and some of the best in team history.

Look at it this way— Burks could have another incredible game when the Hogs take the field for a bowl game. He could pull down 10 passes for 150 yards and a couple of touchdowns. It will not not move him very far up anyone’s NFL Draft boards.

However, if he has a terrible game in front of a national tv audience or worse, get’s injured, he could severly impact his draft status.

If he were to fall out of the first round or even the second round, he’d stand to lose millions of dollars.

How many millionaires do you know from Warren, Ark.? Probably not many. I would imagine a lot of people and family members are counting on Burks to make it to the NFL and help set his family up for for years to come.

If he plays poorly in the bowl game or gets injured, that goal would be in jeopardy.

Right now, Burks is projected to be the No. 17 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft to the Cleveland Browns, according to Walter Football. A lot is riding on on Burks’ decision.