Dimitri Flowers Draft Profile

Dimitri Flowers draft profile

Strengths:

  • Tough and reliable
  • Versatile
  • Used as an H-back
  • Can operate as downhill iso blocker or as move blocker in space
  • Trusted with trap blocking talented Ohio State defensive tackles
  • Good pass catcher with natural hands
  • Can be used in pass protection on third down
  • Able to help on special teams and as a short-yardage ball carrier
  • Capable of adjusting blocks to moving targets

Analysis: Dimitri¬†Flowers, the son of former NFL pass rusher and first-round pick Erik Flowers, had been a solid fullback for the Sooners for most of his first three years. For one weekend in 2016, however, he was the team’s top tailback. Flowers had 22 carries for 115 yards against Iowa State, one of the highlights of a second-team All-Big 12 season where he started 10 of 13 games played and caught 11 passes for 200 yards and four touchdowns. He will provide any NFL team with versatility–he can line up as a fullback, H-back, tight end or tailback if needed. He has soft hands and ended his Sooner career with 54 receptions 886 yards and 13 receiving touchdowns. He will also offer an NFL team with a solid pass protector.

Weaknesses:

  • At times, looks unsure of his target when pulling across formation as a lead blocker
  • Isn’t going to create many additional yards for himself as a runner or after the catch
  • Tight hips limit his bend and ability for sharp change of direction
  • Doesn’t create separation as a route runner

Analysis: Dimitri¬†Flowers may be viewed by some teams as a luxury, but he’s the type of luxury item that will pay for itself over time. He isn’t an elite athlete and while he offers a solid a receiving option he won’t be asked to create separation with his routes. He lacks the lateral quickness you see in some of the quicker H-backs in the league. The biggest concern scouts will have is Flowers as a lead blocker, something he will likely do more than anything else–at times, he looks unsure of whom to take on as a lead blocker and that results in the running back getting held up, eventually being caught by defenders before he makes his break into the running lane.

Size: 6’2 248lbs

Draft Grade: 5th Round

NFL Comparison: A slower version of Marcel Reece

Draft Projection: Round 6-7

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