Checks All The Boxes.
Flowers was one of my favorite
watch last season. He was a truly great college D-End. However, he was not
a great passrusher. Or should I say not a great sacker (is that a word;-).
He was great at everything else. Including pressuring the QB relentlessly.
But he wasn't a guy
who got a lot of stats.
He drove QB's to the brink of madness a few times. He was a consistent
pressure guy from the 5-Tech position, which is not easy for a run first
5-Tech to do.
ended up leading his team in Sacks with 6, and TFL with 15.5, and added 34
solo and 34 assists for 68 total tackles this past season. He also
PBU, 9 Hurries, and 1 FF. In 2013 he garnered: 5 Sacks, 13.5 TFL, 1
INT, 2 PBU, 5 Hurries, 3 FF, and 25 solo with 19 assists for 44 TT. "Real productive player at
Arkansas," BB said about Flowers. "Played mainly on the edge, a little bit inside. But a
he's a young player that I think has got a lot of good football in front of him; a lot of great qualities in terms of leadership,
toughness." He also ended up as the SEC
leader in all-time Tackles For Loss with 47.5. He garnered 18 career
coaches loved him at Arkansas. They brag about his work ethic, smarts and
leadership. "I told coach Belichick that whatever you want him to do,
that's what you're going to get," The HC of the AR Brett Bielema said. "When Trey was here, we had him
do a bunch of stuff: rush the passer, come out of that C-gap, cover pass catchers in the flat. I believe he can do it all."
Flowers played a similar role to what JJ Watts played when he was at Wisconsin
playing for coach Bielema.
fact, Bielema brags on Flowers so much that he can sound a little unhinged
sometimes. "I will say this, I'm cautious to compare anyone to JJ Watt, but Trey's mentality and his work ethic and his attitude is like
JJ," Bielema, who was the HC at Wisconsin during Watts entire career
there said. "They have a similar approach to the game. Trey just goes hard, especially when the situation is
biggest." But it is important to note that he was very specifically
comparing his work ethic and attitude to Watts'. But we can always dream
was moved around a ton and asked to do different things almost every
season in the tough SEC. He played with three different head coaches, who
brought in three different defensive coordinators.
Despite all the changes, he made himself a 2nd team All-SEC D-end on a
team that seemed overmatched and out coached almost every week (that's why
there was two coaching changes in his time at Arkansas). It
will be very interesting to see where BB plays him.
I see him as a guy
that they would normally pump up and put out at 5-Tech, because he played
a lot inside. However, The past
few years they seem to be shifting more and more away from the 3-4. With
Brown and Easley as their past two 1st Round picks, I think that signals
another move towards the 4-3. Although, Brown, Grissom and Flowers all
played in defenses whose base was a 3-4. They also played in 4-3 base
defenses. They played in odd and even fronts and where moved around a lot.
Brown played all across the line, and Grissom was one of those rare guys
who could line up at 5-Tech and OLB in the 3-4, and he also would put a
hand down and rush as a DE and DT in even fronts.
is an athletic freak with long arms and elite explosion. "I'd say there were a number of players at that position or had those kind of
skills," BB said about drafting three edgerusher. " But I think that the players that we took that would fall into that category also bring other things to the table, whether
it's the ability to play off the line or the ability to be a rusher not off the edge, or at least
they've done it. Again, we'll see how they do. I don't know how it will turn out, but at least
they've done some of those things: either rushed inside, played off the ball, played in coverage. I
don't think it's just one thing." He showed he could play all over
the front seven, and even looked like an ILB when he shuffled to the
middle of the line to stuff the run.
You can see all three of these guys doing on Tape what BB loves
D-linemen (which includes the 3-4-OLB/4-3-DE;-) to do in his hybrid
situations. Brown can be an NFL nose tackle, but that would be a waist of his up field burst. While Easley was more explosive up field and
amazing disruptive to blocking schemes, Brown was more consistent found
the ball carrier better, and most importantly stayed on the field. Grissom
switched around maybe more than any other college player, and paid for it
on the stat sheet. He can look like he can do anything he wants on the field
sometimes (including playing tight end;-), but he can also disappear and
not find the ball like Easley sometimes. He really is a potential pick
more than a pure football player pick like Flowers.
better player than Grissom. He will be a better player in the NFL than
Grissom. Some though Malcolm Brown was the steal of the Draft. They were
wrong. The steal of the Draft is Flowers. He is smart, hyper-competitive, and an
athletic freak. The Pats will keep him
outside. Though he has less experience out in space than Grissom.
primarily D-end last season. He was on the field all the time and on
the right side of the opponents O-line. He doesn't play small. He was as strong
and powerful at the point as any D-linemen in the Draft. It will be
interesting to see where they play him. Will they try to stand him up? Or
have him add weight and make him an inside rusher. Or will they try
to move him outside and see if he can hit the QB. Will he be Ninkovich's
main back up, or will he be fighting for playing time in odd fronts. It is extremely
difficult to do both. But if he and Grissom (and Dickson;-) want to get on
the field in the next two years, they are going to be put in piecemeal
positions between Mr. Jones, Sheard, and Ninkovich.
plays with the obvious strength of a college 5-Tech. He knocks OGs and OTs
back and throws them to the ground almost every game. He holds up at the point of
attack and stacks and sheds as well as any D-end in this Draft.
What makes him so special is that he tested out as one of the most athletic
D-ends with top five explosion numbers at the Combine. Those numbers were
a little shocking, and are extremely important in figuring out if his game
translates to the NFL.
have also changed my mind about Grissom and Flowers after watching four
Tapes of each player. I think Grissom ends up on the Blindside behind Mr. Jones,
and Flowers ends up on the strongside behind Ninkovich. Grissom was under
used and misunderstood at Oklahoma. But he has that knack for hitting the
quarterback that you need on the Blindside. He is not going to press Jones
this season or next, but maybe in two years?
Flowers has every thing you want in a DE/OLB. He did 28 Reps at the Combine.
That is a very impressive number for a guy with 34 1/4" arms. He
plays with that strength and uses his strong long arms and hands with that
power. He knocks guys back on their butt it seems almost every game. Plus
he can really move on the field. He hustles all over the field. He got a
12.03 in the 60-yard drill, which put him in the top five at the Combine
for D-ends. That drill is used to measure endurance and hustle
while a player changes direction. Like all drills it doesn't
always translate to the field. But with Flowers you can see that it does
translate. He moves through traffic with quickness and burst, and hustle
all over the field with great endurance.
also has the explosion numbers, which translate in his initial burst. He
got a 36.5" vertical leap at the Combine. For a 262-pound man that
is a great explosion number. He was also top five in all the D-linemen at
the Combine with a
10'1" broad jump. That is a truly great explosion number for a man his size. He
converts those numbers to speed to power as well as any rusher in this
Draft. He is an all out all the time guy that moves on the field like Jamie
Collins playing middle linebacker sometimes, only he is almost 15-pound
heavier than Collins. He also is one of the top run stuffer at OLB/DE.
he doesn't have that knack for hitting the quarterback. Like Ninkovich he
gets to the QB with burst and explosion, relentlessness, heart and hustle.
Plus, he uses his long arms and hands with elite power and strength. But
like Ninkovich, I don't think he has that knack. That mystical magical
knack that makes millions upon millions for oddly shaped passrushers all
over the NFL. I think Mr. Jones and Grissom have that knack, and maybe
Jamie Collins who rushed so little and pressured and hit QBs so much last
season. That is why I see Flowers as a strongside D-End and Grissom as a
what is also interesting about both players is that they can both rush inside.
With Jones given his fifth year extension already and Ninkovich signing
his three year extension a year ago, they are both signed on for two more
seasons. They will both be looking for big money after the 2016 season. So
maybe they give Jones big money. But when it comes to the Pats maybe they
looks like this is a two year audition for Flower and Grissom to see if
they can make themselves into starting OLB/DE in 2017. "It's envisioning what role they have on your team in every sense of the word
role," BB said about evaluating players. "How they would play on offense, defense, special teams, kind of how they would fit on to your team, how they would fit in the weight room, in the meeting room, in every place they are, what they need.
I'd say every player needs something, usually a lot more than one thing, and whether or not you feel like as an organization you can give that player what he needs, whether
that's scheme or a certain type of training or whatever it is. So, yeah, all that is a part of it. Just trying to figure all that out: how he fits with you in small areas, very specific areas, and then in relation to the big picture. When you have a team, you have to manage all the aspects of your team.
There's the financial aspect and the salary cap we have to manage, an age [aspect] and
there's a transitional aspect to our team. I mean, there's going to be turnover;
that's the business we're in. Understanding where that turnover could occur,
it's all part of the management. So yeah, everything. I'm not saying we do a great job of it or do it perfect or anything, but we definitely take it into consideration, talk about it and try to do the best we can with it. Sometimes you can have control over it; sometimes you have to give something up to get something else. Maybe it solves one or two problems, but leaves something else
that's maybe not quite the way you want it but it's the best you can do."
So the next two
years will be huge for the Pats and their six OLB/DEs.
Additional Game Notes:
is an interesting prospect, but he is better against the un than the pass.
In the new NFL that makes things tough for a D-End in the Draft. Teams
want rushers. Last year he garnered only 5 Sacks and was 2nd team all SEC because he also garnered 13.5 TFL, an INT, 3 FF, and 44 Tackles. He is
very strong and can get very low. So the thought of him moving to 5-Tech
might be an option. He still has only has 1 Sack so far this season, after the
A&M game. He needs to add weight. I think the age of the 300-pound
5-Techs in lessoning. A 280-pound 5-Tech who can get 5 to 7 Sacks a year
and stuff the run is a very valuable asset for a 3-4 defense. He has nice
long arms and good speed getting up field. He uses his arms well, but
struggles to TTC. I'm don't think he will ever be a great rusher. He
really looks the part, he is big, broad shoulder, and muscular, but D-End
has to be able to turn to hit the QB. A nice role for him could be as a
rusher inside. He does a nice job beating Linemen with his burst and long
arms, which he could do inside in a straight line to the QB. He is also a
smart player who can read what the offence is doing and understands
blocking scheme. To me he has everything you want in a strongside D-End
except a great bend around the corner.
has nice length and ling arms. When he is bearing down on a QB and he goes to
throw, he gets up the air quick and high, and can knock the ball down.
He is a tough veteran of the SEC and has used that experience to become as
smart a defender as there is in this Draft. If you leave him unblocked he
will kill you. He had a Sack against Alabama when they ran play action at
him, but the RB whiffed on the block and he charged the QB and took him
down. He is the kind of guy BB likes. He can do everything you want a
D-End to do except get to the QB consistently. He killed Alabama. He ran a
stunt inside, and tossed the OG straight back with pure strength. When he
is hitting the QB. He might be the best D-End in college football right
now. Slices inside
like a condor with big arms spread wide to take the the RB on a Dive to
Big quick footed guy. Smart guy, who reads the screen
well. He does a real nice job shoving off the O-Tackle, and slicing inside
with power to the RB. He can work through an obvious hold by the ORT, who
is almost ripping his shirt off, and hit the RB inside. Terrific strength
moving through blocks and holds. Understands how to use his hands and feet
to flow down the line, and stay in front of the ball. He does not allow
himself to stay blocked for long. Even in the double team. That might be
his best asset. He likes to use his long arms to hold off blockers, and
then use his strong hands to pull the blocker down once he reads it. Great
quick hands that he can use to slap off the ORT's hands as he hops inside
untouched. Excellent quickness moving laterally. He gives so much and
looks so good sometimes that I wonder why he struggles to hit the QB. He
does not have that knack for hitting the quarterback. I love how he can
use his hands to push guys down. It comes in handy when the ORT tries to
cut him, and Flowers jams him face first into the turf.
bursting sideways than up field. He is such a contradiction. He will drop
into zone/QB-spy, but does not look nifty moving in space. He is a move
forward player in traffic. He shoves the ORT off his shirt in the run so
well. Then bulls him back on the next play. He
has that knack for getting past the line of scrimmage and making a tackle.
He is the SEC's all-time
leader in career TFL.
can run a stunt and get to the QB right up the gut. The more he can show
he can hit the QB the better his Draft Stock. This is a guy who is going to
be drafted later than expected, and play in the NFL for ten years.
Flowers Vs Auburn:
just sees it. He gets it. He holds his ground as the OLT slides off to
block down. Then
watch how low he gets
to take on the crack back block, and sheds him and
is ready for the RB. Of course Auburn runs misdirection and is not running
into him. So he goes and gets in on the tackle (:01). This is
what BB likes to see. He makes a great play in the run game, and then
he drops into coverage. Watch the awareness as he sees the slot guy trying
to Drag in front of him. He steps up with his eyes still focused on the
QB, like a spy, and shuts down the pattern (:11). That was great
run defense and pass defense. Are you starting so see why he was one of my
favorite players from this Draft and I had him going to the Pats at pick
up and then he puts his hand in the dirt as the D-end. Watch how he holds
his ground as two blockers run by him, but he gets clipped by the third (:23). He
is playing more D-end than I remember. But with his Combine numbers he is
going to be the Ninkovich backup OLB/DE. You can see there how he
plays it more like an OLB than a D-end. He stands up with his hands raised
and tries to read through all the misdirection (:35). But he
gets trapped inside by the double team block. First he gets chopped and
stands up to that, but when the OG hits him he can't move enough
because the OLT is tangled in his feet.
burst up field. He is at his best when he is allowed to just explode
forward. Auburn likes the O-tackles to block down on the DT, and
then bring someone over to block the D-End. Flowers explodes under all that and
takes out the RB (:46). Switches sides. This is the side I'm used to
seeing him on. He is so strong at the point. Watch him take on the double
team block, and shed both blockers. The second with a great upper body torque,
and take out the RB (:55). He stunts inside, and then drops into a
spy position as the QB is better scrambler than thrower (1:07). But
then he sees the QB has a clean pocket, so he bursts up field to try
and get him. He reads it right most of the time.
is a great play. He is such a great athlete that you forget how strong he
plays as well. Here he is standing up at OLB. He takes on the block of the
tight end, but it might have been more of a chip. Then he is sliding
outside as he reads the RB. Watch the great hands and feet as he holds off
the ORT while shuffle to the sideline. Then a slight twitch and he frees
his outside shoulder, and he goes and makes the tackle. He is one of the top run
defenders in this draft (1:17). He is a run first defender and
he sometimes gets slowed down by the play action (1:28). The OLT
tries to chop him (1:39). He uses his hands and feet to hold him
off. He sees the RB coming and is able to leap forward into him, with the
OLT wrapped around his feet. But he can't stop the touchdown.
starts to rush, and then gets sealed outside as he sets the edge (1:48). This
is what we want to see. Here he is as the left OLB in the 3-4. Watch the
speed to power as he explodes off the snap, and he bulls the ORT into the
When a 262-pound man somehow broad jumps
over 10-feet, he has amazing burst and power in his legs. That translate
onto the field. The muscle you use to broad jump are the same that you use
to blast off at the LOS (2:15).
Watch this great quick initial
burst as he explodes inside the OLT, who had inside position on him, in
short yardage. I love how he can move so smoothly so low to the ground. He
angles right into the RB, and is so low he takes his legs out. That is a
tackle for a loss on 3rd and 1.
he is playing the spy. Another reason to like him is because he is an all
out all the time guy. Watch how he hustle all the way outside and 20-yards
downfield after the ball (2:34).
He works his way past
the double team block moving his hands and feet. He also moves sideways up
field like he is setting the edge on the running QB (2:48).
is one of the reason he is not just a freak player, because his skills
translates to the field (3:09).
He twists inside to the ORG, as the linebacker twists outside. Watch the
great speed to power. He plays so low that when he hits the ORG he knocks
him off his feet. Then he throws him to the ground with an inside club.
That is phenomenal speed to power. I don't know how they score it, but
when a rusher throws a O-linemen onto the feet of the QB that is a
of the big draws with Flowers and Grissom is that their coaches say they
are smart, and BB says they are as smart as Richards. "He's just the type of guy that expects a lot of his players,"
Flowers said about BB. "He's going to hold his players to accountability. He just said, he's got it on the door, you come in and do your job when you come in here, so he's going to hold you to that standard and it's up to the player to live to that standard."
He just gets it. Here is Flowers
using his brains and not his brawn to break up the screen (3:20).
we gets to see him use his brain, eyes, and elite athleticism to make a
play. Watch how he reads the run right away. He shuffles over to the
middle of the line like a middle linebacker. That is some nice movement skills
for a D-end (3:32).
Then the RB cuts back. Watch how he fills the hole like an ILB. He really
looks like Jamie Collins on this play. When he reads it quickly and can
attack, he can really
move on the field like Collins. That is another great play that translates
to the NFL.
fancy, but effective. He clamps onto the OLT and then steers him into the
OLG. This allows the DT to stunt outside of him unhindered. I like how he
holds onto the OLT so he can't jump out on the DT, and is still able to
power him backwards after pulling him inside on the stunt (3:43).
He takes on the ORT with his hands. Watch the strength in his hands as he
shakes and pulls the ORT up and down. He
sets the edge to send the RB inside
(3:56). But what
makes him so special is his ability to keep going. He dosey-dos around the
ORT to find a lane to the QB running, and almost gets in on the tackle.
did BB love-love-love his Tape? I think he just saw this play and put it
on a loop. Here he is rushing against the double team. He slices inside as
the tight end tries to grab on. He uses his elite-burst to power
and shoves the ORT off his feet and to the ground again. Then he explodes
up field through the double, and gets shoved off course by the tight
end getting back into the play, and just misses the QB. I am giving him another pressure for that great
rush powering through the double team (4:07).
He doesn't quite
get set before the snap (4:18).
But watch the strength as he
pops under the TE and holds the point of attack with pure leverage and
position. Then he just misses the tackle.
he is setting the edge with power and agility and almost getting in on the
sack of the scrambling QB. That is another play that you know BB loved (4:26).
is another Jamie Collins like play. He shuffles back to the middle of the
field again as he reads the play going to other side. He gets into
position with his feet like a middle linebacker. Then he hunts the RB down
and crushes him to the ground. That is simply amazing agility, quickness,
and grace for a guy who also plays with the the strength and power of a
He holds his position on the LOS as the wacky
Auburn offense does all their wacky misdirection, and leave him unblocked
He does get late starts on plays sometimes as he
reads them, like what happens to a lot of players in two gap or reads and
react systems like the Pats often run. But what makes him special is that
once he reads it, even as late as he read this play, he then uses his
elite athleticism to get to the ball. Watch him slice across the box to go
and get the RB cutting back from the opposite side. That is great run
defense right there.
he is in the eye of the hurricane against Auburn's wacky offence. He sits
calmly reading the QB. He sees the QB keep it, and then explodes up field
through the tight end, and gets a nice half sack (5:09).
the speed to power as he puts the OLT on skates, But then he gets shoved
down from behind by the OG (5:22).
That was clearly a penalty, and a pressure
that drove the QB into his teammates hands.
the edge (5:30).
This is another example of great defense and
his great strength and power at the point. Watch him lower his helmet
under the helmet of the tight end. Watch the impact as he pops him back
and almost straight up. Then he is diving into the RB daring to run to his
He moves to the middle like a spy again. He
shuffles his feet and gets into position and hits the RB, but just can't
bring him down (5:55).
Watch him work his way through traffic.
Then he rams the pulling guard back and off his shirt with a great
shoulder hit (5:09).
Then he has to dive at the RB, and just
can't hold on.
Flowers Vs Texas:
this game starts off with him showing his great burst as he explodes up
field through three blockers and almost gets the safety (:01). He
slices outside to try and shut down the edge, but gets pushed back by the
tight end as well. He sees the RB cut back, and watch the hands as he torques
the TE aside and goes and hits the RB (:09). Watch
the great quickness and agility as he dances inside the OLT and makes him
miss with his hands. Then he shots the gap and dives at the RB. He just
gets a finger on the shoelace (:16). You
get a great look at his lateral quickness as he stunts behind the DT, and
the tight end can't even get a hand on him (:23). I love
how he plays with his head up. He swings around the ORG watching the QB. He
sees the RB. Powers through the OC and slaps both feet of the RB to trip
him up. Great run defense.
slants between the ORT and ORG, and goes and gets Brown. But it is a play
action, so he turns immediately to the QB. He is really showing his great
burst so far against the more conventional NFL style offense (:37). This
is what we didn't see in the other Tape against the scrambling option QB,
who converted to DB for this Draft. He explodes up field and turns the
corner on the ORT and is then Held. That is why I think he looks like
Ninkovich right there. However, he still needs to work on his bend when he
is turning the corner (:47). He
gets a nice stunt inside, and bursts past the OC (:56). I
just love how he moves up field when he is allowed to. He can pressure the
QB all day if the DC lets him.
uses his long arms to hold off the TE, and then sheds him and makes the
tackle when the RB cuts back. I have him for 4 tackles already (1:14). This is how I remember him. Unlike the
last game, he lined up on the strongside more than the blindside. Watch
the great burst inside. He gets the OG's inside shoulder like he is going
Then watch the quick hands as he shoves his hands off his shirt and
explodes up field (1:21). Watch this elite explosion off the
snap again as he makes the OLT miss his block (1:28). He lines up
right on the tight end. Watch the explosion as the TE blocks outside and
the OLT tries to get out and block him. He is by him with an inside elbow
and a quick rip, but it was his great blast off that kept the OLT at his
side, and didn't allow him to get in front of him (1:44). The QB sees
Flowers two yards past the OLT as he is shoving the ball into the RB's gut,
and the ball squirts out. Flowers crushes the RB, and prevents him from
having a chance to recover it. Then he dives onto the ball in the
endzone. But it popped out from under him, and is recovered by a teammate
for a TD.
uses his great explosion to split the OLG and OLT, and burst into the backfield
looked like he was going to stunt inside, but got stuck. But like he
consistently seems to do, he reads it, and goes and gets the RB (2:14).
can see that he was definitely stunting inside. Watch how he extends his
inside hand into the chest of the OC who is trying to grab him (2:22).
is right in the hole as the RB gets the ball. He sees the RB cut back. Because
of his 34" arms the OC couldn't grab his shirt. So he dances around him.
Fights through the hold, and dives on the RB's leg. That is tackle number
he is at 9-Tech. You get to see his nice blast off as he flies past the
TE. The ORT has to bail, but the RB meets him at the corner and he is
caught in the double team block (2:33).
He sets the edge in case the QB keeps the ball (2:39).
He stunts inside and gets caught by the ORG. However, he shows some
agility with a nice but ineffective spin move (2:45).
This is how you set the edge sir (2:53).
can see it coming as he blasts off with his long arms extended. He
grabs the tight end's shirt first, and Texas has everyone on offense
moving towards him except the QB. He reads it and instantly takes the TE's
outside shoulder. Then he slips under him, and gets in front of the RB.
The RB tries to cut it up field, but Flowers jumps on top of him for his
burst right into the TE's face, and then extends his arms to keep him off
his shirt. Then the shed to cut the RB off at the pass, and he twists him
down to the ground (2:59).
if you think I am full of ah... it when it comes to his blast off, watch
the explosion off the snap in this rush as he runs by the ORT almost
is his seventh tackle and first sack of the game.
the speed to power as he digs under two blockers and knocks them down (3:40).
his heavy hands as he punches off the OLT with the old one-two (3:49).
works his way around the TE and RB with his hands, feet, and agility and
gets in on the tackle. I'll give him 1/2 a sack for punching the QB as he
ran by and his teammate was sacking him. So technically he was the second
rusher to get a hand on the QB. I'm not a homer (3:56)! See,
watch the blast off and his hands as he gets the tight end's outside shoulder, and
chops his hands down so he can't grab shirt. Then a rip and he is past him (4:06). The RB tries to grab him. But he sticks his hand
in his chest. A little speed to power with his helmet and he pulls his
way past the RB and slaps the QB on the shoulder. That was a great speed
rush against the double team.
He stunts inside. Then he works his way through the double team block by
the ORG and OC to get a nice pressure on the QB, and caused the pass to be
just a hair out of bounds (4:20).
He slices inside the ORT. Then gets chopped by the RB. But watch the
agility as he spins back up and continues after the QB. Sometimes
passrushing is just relentlessness (4:35). Do
you want to see some explosion? Watch the Vert as he leaps up to block the
pass, and almost jumps over the RB (4:54).
That was a 36.5" vertical leap, which he did at both the
Combine and his Proday. It also stopped the QB from throwing to his
first option. Which then forced him to throw the ball away.
has such great strong hands. They measured out at 10" at the Combine.
Watch him grab the shoulder of the ORT with his hands, and use them to
throw him to the ground. That is incredible strength for a 3-4 OLB. I
think that justifies some of the comparisons to LaMarr Woodley (5:03).I
love it when you can get two Tapes that show two different things. He played
with such great power, poise, and position against Auburn. Then he played
with such great speed, burst, and explosion in this Tape. He almost looks
like two different players.
grabs his shirt first and holds on
finally slaps and chops the ORT's hands down, but can't turn the corner
shows some speed to power, and almost bulls the ORT into the QB's feet
Flowers Vs. Texas:
Flowers finished the season as a selection to the Coaches All-SEC second team and an AP All-SEC honorable mention after posting 68 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks on the year. His 15.5 tackles for loss ranked fourth in the conference and moved him into second place on the program's all-time tackles for loss chart (47.5). Flowers completed his career as the active SEC leader and tied for second nationally in total tackles for loss (47.5), and moved into tied for ninth place on the team's all-time sacks ranking with 18.
2014: Started all 13 games, had 68 tackles, with 13 TFL, 6 sacks and SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week after NIU, Second Team ALL-SEC, AP All-SEC honorable mention. Finished career leading all active SEC players in career tackles for loss with 47.5 and ranked second in school history in TFL, as well as second in the nation among active players for TFL.
Junior Season 2013: Started 11 games, had 44 tackles, including 13.5 for loss with 5.0 sacks, three forced fumbles, one interception, two pass breakups and five quarterback hurries.
2012: Started all 12 games and recorded 50 tackles, 13.0 for loss with 6.0 sacks, 11 quarterback hurries and three pass breakups.
2011: Started 3 games, and recorded 28 tackles, 5.5 for loss with 1.0
sack, voted SEC All-Freshman Team