Tre Flowers Draft Profile

Tre Flowers draft profile

Strengths:

  • Four-years of production
  • Extremely long safety
  • Straight line speed is great
  • High football IQ
  • Football bloodline: Uncle Erik was first round draft pick, cousin Dimitri in this year’s draft class
  • Effort as downhill tackle is solid
  • Looks to stick with everything he’s got when wideouts enter his air space

Analysis: Tre Flowers has been an impact signing for the Cowboys, starting since his redshirt freshman season in 2014. He made 56 tackles in 12 games that season, starting six times and breaking up three passes. The San Antonio-area native was the regular starter at strong safety in 2015, recording 83 stops, 3.5 for loss, and led the team with nine passes defensed (two interceptions, seven pass breakups). Flowers garnered second-team All-Big 12 notice from league coaches in 2016, posting 61 stops, an interception, and a team-leading seven pass breakups. He also scored a two-point conversion after catching a lateral from teammate Vincent Taylor — who blocked an extra point — and ran it 98 yards. Flowers finished his career on a high note, receiving first-team All-Conference honors after starting 11-of-13 games, leading the team with 79 tackles, intercepting two passes, and breaking up eight others. Flowers’ cousin, Dimitri, is a senior fullback at Oklahoma and Dimitri’s father, Erik, was a first-round pick for Buffalo in 2000.

Weaknesses:

  • Doesn’t look like an NFL safety
  • Lacks play strength
  • Could struggle to handle box duties
  • Hips are tight and movement in space is choppy
  • Grab and ride finisher with too many missed tackles in his background
  • Doesn’t square up and tackle, too many arm tackle attempts
  • Struggles against physical tight ends and receivers

Analysis: Tre Flowers is a long-armed, lanky safety with solid instincts, good straight line speed, but limited agility. Flowers’ length has helped with tackle and ball production, but his lack of adequate man cover skills could be an issue if offenses target him in space. His thin frame and inconsistencies as a tackler will concern some teams. Backup safety might be his ceiling.

What the scouts say: “Some scouts are high on him because he’s in on a lot of plays but he’s close to being a reject for us because of his body type. He’s really linear and he is slow to open his hips and run. I don’t think he can be trusted as an NFL tackler either.” — NFC team regional scout

Size: 6’3 202lbs

Draft Grade: 6th Round

NFL Comparison: TJ Green

Draft Projection: Round 4-5

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