2015 NFL Draft: Patriots Select Trey Flowers (DE, Arkansas)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

After selecting three players in the 2015 NFL draft’s opening three rounds, the Patriots were back on the clock for the 101st pick. They selected Arkansas DE Trey Flowers.

Flowers is a 6’2″, 265-pound defensive end that features 34-plus inch arms and phenomenal lower-body explosiveness. Flowers was a top performer in the vertical leap and broad jump at the 2015 NFL Combine.

On the field, however, Flowers doesn’t always display a big pop off the snap of the ball. Instead, he relies on solid technique, leverage and his ability to cover a lot of ground with his strides to win at the point of attack. You also won’t lose anything with him in the run game. He stacks and sheds on the edge and is certainly not a liability.

Flowers was a durable, consistent performer at Arkansas, where he was a team captain. He was a three-year starter and finished with 17 sacks and 47 tackles for loss.

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2 Responses to “2015 NFL Draft: Patriots Select Trey Flowers (DE, Arkansas)”

  1. acm says:

    Good value here. Seems Pats may be re-inventing their DL-ine with smaller, more mobile players on the edges.
    At this point, it’s hard to see Michael Bucanon make the roster, bar any injuries in training camp.

  2. Ryan says:

    Definite value pick. Good selection here by Belicheck to add something to the D-line.

    Guard and Cornerback still have to be addressed, unless they plan to trade for Evan Mathis, Brandon Boykin, or someone else.

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