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Trey Flowers NFL Draft 2015: Scouting Report, Grade for Patriots Rookie

B/R Video@@bleacherreportB/R VideoMay 2, 2015

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STRENGTHS

A productive, high-motor defensive end for Arkansas, Trey Flowers made a name for himself in college football. He's a well-coached, technically smart pass-rusher who uses his hands and arms well to keep blockers off his frame. Against the run, he's shown he can stack up blockers and get to the football. He's a well-rounded player comfortable with his hand in the dirt.

WEAKNESSES

Flowers' lack of speed is an issue, and it shows up often. Against quicker, more agile NFL blockers, he'll have trouble taking the edge. He'll need to work on angles, leverage and hand use to win in the pros. And while Flowers has long arms and big hands, his frame is maxed out, limiting his ability to add weight.

2014 STATISTICS

Tackles: 68 
Sacks: 6.0  
Tackles for Loss: 15.5


PRO PLAYER COMPARISON: Jeremy Mincey, Dallas Cowboys

What you see is what you get with Flowers, who is a solid football player and limited athlete. That's similar to Jeremy Mincey, and like the Dallas rusher, Flowers' best bet is playing in a 4-3 defense as a 6-technique end.

FINAL GRADE: 5.55/9.0 (Future Starter)

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