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Trey Flowers | Defensive End

Team: Arkansas Razorbacks
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 262

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Patriots selected Arkansas DE Trey Flowers with the No. 101 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
Flowers (6'2/266) was a 39-game starter at Arkansas, compiling 47.5 career tackles for loss, 18 sacks, and four forced fumbles as a two-time All-SEC second-team selection. Although Flowers ran a plodding 4.93 at the Combine, he impressed in the vertical (36 1/2") and broad (10'1") jumps. Flowers has some stiffness athletically, but is a long-armed (34 1/2") power player executes with an incredible amount of force. Flowers' best NFL fit is as a strong-side end who stops the run first, and rushes the passer second. May 2 - 12:14 PM

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Arkansas edge player Trey Flowers "reminds me of LaMarr Woodley coming out of Michigan," says ESPN NFL Insider Jon Gruden.

"He physically can play the run," Gruden said. "He could be an outside linebacker and stand on his feet. He has the ability to move on a zone blitz, read the quarterback, break on the ball and intercept it. He is instinctive, he is physical and he is relentless." The former coach loves Flowers' versatility as it translates to the NFL. "A lot of times, teams are forcing you to play nickel all the time, anyway, and the outside linebacker in a 3-4 plays defensive end in the nickel. I need a guy who can play both positions. Flowers can do that," Gruden said.
Apr 28 - 10:08 PM

Arkansas edge player Trey Flowers "could be a bargain for the right team," according to Gordon McGuinness of Pro Football Focus.

"He is a well-rounded player, registering 61 total pressures in 2014 as a pass-rusher but doing his best work against the run," McGuinness wrote. "While some have questioned his ability to get pressure at the next level, he'll hit the ground running in the NFL as a run defender, utilizing the power that proved too much for most offensive linemen at the college level." The three-year starter and two-time second-team All-SEC defender ran a mid-4.8s 40-yard dash at his pro day workout. It's possible he could be had in Round 3.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 27 - 8:27 PM

Arkansas edge player Trey Flowers "shows up to play on every single snap," according to ESPN's Todd McShay.

The three-year starter and two-time second-team All-SEC defender ran a mid-4.8s 40-yard dash at his pro day workout. "His motor is outstanding, as is his toughness, and he plays with fire," McShay wrote. "He isn't the best athlete for the position, but he's a relentless pass-rusher who possesses above-average power against the run, doing a good job of setting the edge. He played all over the Razorbacks' defensive front, and that versatility projects to the NFL as well." NFLDraftScout.com ranks Flowers as the No. 89 overall player and CBS Sports' Dane Brugler projects him as a third-rounder.
Apr 24 - 7:25 PM

Arkansas edge player Trey Flowers "ranks among the most underrated prospects in the entire 2015 draft," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"Flowers lacks ideal height but his disproportionately long arms (34¼ inches), strength and toughness make him one of this year's better overall defensive ends -- and considering the talent among edge rushers in 2015, that's quite the accomplishment," Rang wrote. The three-year starter and two-time second-team All-SEC defender ran a mid-4.8s 40-yard dash at his pro day workout. NFLDraftScout.com ranks Flowers as the No. 89 overall player and colleague Dane Brugler projects him as a third-rounder.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 20 - 8:59 PM

Arkansas edge player Trey Flowers "projects best as a 4-3 defensive end who is at his best taking on blocks and setting the edge as a stout run defender, projecting as a top-100 pick," notes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

NFLDraftScout.com ranks Flowers as the No. 89 overall player and Brugler projects him as a third-rounder; both proclamations sound about right. "Although he doesn't have the gaudy production of other defensive end prospects, Flowers has NFL size/strength dimensions and was consistently effective since arriving at Arkansas, doing his best work against the run," Brugler wrote. "He doesn't cheat himself and uses every asset in his bag of tricks to make plays, showing the mentality for the trenches to do the dirty work." Flowers ran a mid-4.8s 40-yard dash at his pro day workout. "Flowers is a tight mover and lacks dynamic athleticism, but effectively uses his power and plays passionate and tough with the high energy level to always go full speed," Brugler wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 16 - 12:49 PM

Arkansas edge player Trey Flowers "is a powerful, explosive, consistent player who should win more than his share of battles in the NFL regardless of where he lines up along the defensive front," noted NFLDraftScout.com's Frank Cooney.

"I want them to talk about my run defense," Flowers said at the combine. "Just being in the league I was in, the SEC - it's a run league. So if you're stopping the run in one of the top running leagues in the nation, then you must be a pretty good player." Indeed, Flowers' stoutness in the run game is a major factor in his evaluation. "Although even he admits his strength is stopping the run -- evidenced by 17 career tackles for a loss (second in school history) -- Flowers still led the team with five sacks among his 63 tackles last season," Cooney wrote. CBS Sports' Rob Rang wrote earlier this month that Flowers could "play a Pernell McPhee-like role in a 3-4 scheme or operate as a traditional defensive end in a 4-3 alignment."
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 16 - 1:29 AM

Arkansas edge player Trey Flowers ran a mid-4.8s 40-yard dash at his pro day workout.

That's roughly a tenth of a second better than the 4.93 time he posted at the Combine. On Thursday, Flowers worked out as both a defensive end and linebacker. "The 6-foot-2 266-pounder is a good athlete for his compact frame but showed some stiffness when flipping his hips in linebacker drills and shows only normal (rather than explosive) acceleration," wrote CBS Sports' Rob Rang. "He's a savvy, physical pass rusher who could play a Pernell McPhee-like role in a 3-4 scheme or operate as a traditional defensive end in a 4-3 alignment." Flowers was a disruptive college end who showed well against future NFL prospects, including Texas A&M's Germain Ifedi.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 5 - 10:42 PM

Arkansas edge player Trey Flowers is "a pure power rusher," according to NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah.

Flowers is "not very loose but plays with leverage and power at point of attack," per Jeremiah. The question is if Flowers the necessary traits to convert speed to power. Few edge players win with just power, as they have to threat with upfield quickness in order to force their opposition to respect edge moves. Flowers is likely more limited than other rushers in this class.
Feb 10 - 10:37 AM

ESPN's Todd McShay writes that Arkansas DE Trey Flowers has "good quickness and power" with "long arms and violent hands."

"He's always around the ball, and although he isn't an elite pass-rusher, he's stout versus the run and has the versatility to be an every-down D-lineman in the NFL," McShay wrote. "He has a second-round grade." Flowers accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl last month. The 6-foot-4, 262-pounder's rush game is predicated on power, not agility. He's a disruptive college end who has showed well against future NFL prospects, including Texas A&M's Germain Ifedi.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 10:14:00 PM

Arkansas DE Trey Flowers is "bigger than [Missouri DEs Shane Ray and Markus Golden) and stouter against the run," wrote CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Flowers accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl last week. The 6-foot-4, 262-pounder had a nice game which would have been even better if two big plays hadn't been called back, costing him a sack/fumble and a touchdown off a blocked field goal. "[Flowers] doesn't possess Ray's explosive burst off the edge - which could keep Flowers out of the first round - but he is quick enough to cross the face of tackles and uses his hands well to bat away blockers' attempts to latch on," Rang wrote. "Flowers' long arms, strength and good agility (including an effective spin move) helped him record eight tackles, including a sack and two passes broken up against the Missouri."
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 08:01:00 PM

Arkansas DE Trey Flowers accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

The 6-foot-4, 262-pounder's rush game is far more power than agility or bend-based. He's a disruptive college end who has showed well against future NFL prospects, including Texas A&M's Germain Ifedi.
Source: Senior Bowl
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 10:29:00 PM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl notes that Arkansas DE Trey Flowers is "highly disruptive and plays with great effort."

"Another strong showing for Arkansas DE Trey Flowers vs Miss State. Highly disruptive and plays with great effort," Weidl tweeted. The 6-foot-4, 262-pounder recorded seven tackles, with two for a loss, while adding two quarterback hurries to his resume versus Mississippi State.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 02:31:00 PM

Arkansas DE Trey Flowers has been invited to the Senior Bowl.

Flowers is more of a power rusher than agile/bend defensive end, but he absolutely belongs in the Senior Bowl. Check out his performance against Germain Ifedi and Texas A&M for some highlights. Pass rushers have a great chance to showcase their strengths at all star games.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 01:31:00 PM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl notes that Arkansas senior DE Trey Flowers "played like a man possessed vs Alabama."

"Arkansas DE Trey Flowers played like a man possessed vs Bama. Highly disruptive and made a ton of plays," Weidl tweeted. The 6-foot-4, 262-pounder had a huge outing in the Razorbacks’ loss to Alabama, recording eight tackles, three tackles for loss and a sack.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 02:51:00 PM