Zay Flowers

WR

Boston College

Zay Flowers

HT:

5010

WT:

172

YR:

SR

NO:

4

OVR RK

OVR RK

50

POS RK

8

FINAL GRADE

6.7

CEILING

6.9

PLAYSTYLE AND SCHEME FIT

Pro Spread/Slot

PASS GAME ANALYSIS

Flowers is a versatile player with experience playing inside (slot), outside (X), or off the ball at the Z. At 5-10 175lbs, he projects as a slot at the next level. On tape, Flowers wins his battles with an elite ability to change direction. He is dangerous in space, where he forces defenders into bad angles. He can stop on a dime and get from 0 to 60 in a hurry leaving defenders grasping for air or stuck in quicksand trying to reel him in (Ankles beware). Flowers has quick feet and a quick release off the line. His route running ability is high level, and when you add in his elite agility, he has no issue getting separation. He can sell his routes at a high level, using his entire body to sell the defender one way before snapping his route in the other direction. His size will be a factor at the next level.

RUN GAME ANALYSIS

Flowers is an effective runner when given the opportunity. He can be used on jet sweeps and reverses. He is a willing blocker in the run game even though he is a smaller player; he is effective.

FINAL REPORT

Zay Flowers is another of the many smallish but quick slot or Z (off the ball) WR's we have seen in the last few NFL drafts. In 2020, Flowers was an All-ACC First Team selection. In 2021, Flowers amassed 44 catches and 746 yards, with 5 TD's. Flowers did not shine the same way he did in 2020 as he dealt with injuries at the QB position. With Phil Jurkovec projected to be back under center, Flowers could be in for a big year.

Primary scout:

Brandon Lundberg

KEY STRENGTHS

Agility

After The Catch

Salesman

KEY WEAKNESSES

Size

Postional Versatility

Physicality

PLAYER COMPARISONS

Tyler Lockett

John Brown

Dede Westbrook

Grade Scale

 

(Instant Impact Potential)

(9.0-7.0) High-End Starter

 

(High Upside Potential)

(6.9-6.7) Solid Starter Level

 

(Developmental Potential)

(6.6-6.5) Low-Level Starter

(6.4) Starter Level Potential

(6.3) Limited Opportunity/Displays Starter Level Traits When Given the Opportunity

 

(Role Player Potential)

(6.2) Situational Starter/System Dependent/Role Player

(6.1-6.0) High-Level Backup/Developmental Starter Traits

(5.9) Career Backup Level

(5.8) Potential Backup Level/Needs Development To Become a #2

(5.7) Depth Player/#3 Level Depth Player

 

(Practice Squad Potential)

(5.6-5.5) Depth Player/#4 Level Depth Player/Practice Squad

(5.0-5.4) Priority Free Agent