Treylon Burks’ first day of practice as an NFL player was a short one.
The 2022 first round pick departed practice twice – the second time, ending his session – after trying to run through WR drills Friday with the Tennessee Titans.
Selected on a weekend the Titans traded away AJ star receiver Brown, Burks is viewed as a key part of the Titans’ future, although players fates certainly aren’t decided during rookie OTA’s.
Still, it’s a welcome to the NFL moment for players – and Head Coach Mike Vrabel said personal conditioning often isn’t enough to allow rookies to prepare for it.
It’s just different,” Vrabel said during a press conference afterward, of young players preparing for the season. “I know that they’re working, and they think they are trying to get in shape, but that’s just not the case. That’s something we have to focus on and try to make sure we’re getting some work in, but with all of them, we’re trying to be as smart as we possibly can.”
Titans’ Vrabel on difficulty of rookies coming in in the kind of shape that teams expect: pic.twitter.com/ti7jHTIlKC— John Glennon (@glennonsports) May 13, 2022
Titans’ Vrabel on difficulty of rookies coming in in the kind of shape that teams expect: pic.twitter.com/ti7jHTIlKC