Quinton Flowers

South Florida
RB

Prospect Info

College
South Florida
Hometown
Class
Miami, FL
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 10"
214 lbs
30 7/8”
Hands
9 3/4”

Prospect Grade

4.92
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.63
Seconds
 
Bench Press
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Reps
 
Vertical Jump
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INCHES
 
Broad Jump
112.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
6.81
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.57
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Flowers' lack of height caused him to be underestimated as a quarterback heading into high school and college. NFL general managers have to decide whether he has the consistent accuracy from the pocket to lead an NFL offense, but his speed and agility with the ball in his hands and his ability as a playmaker are unquestioned. The four-star recruit and All-Dade County pick as a high school senior (6,042 passing yards, 2,002 rushing yards in his career) signed on to USF because they believed in his ability as a passer. He played in five games as a true freshman, starting once (8-20, 111 yards, two interceptions; 13-73 rushing). Flowers then took over the starting role as a sophomore, leading the USF offense to a school record 5,741 yards of total offense and earning the team's MVP award. He completed 163 of 276 throws (59.1 percent) for 2,296 yards, 22 touchdowns, and eight interceptions while rushing for 991 yards and 12 scores on 191 carries. Flowers excelled as a junior, garnering the American Athletic Conference's Offensive Player of the Year award as a first-team All-Conference pick. He set a school record for rushing yards (1,530) and scores (18) while ranking fourth in the country with 7.7 yards per carry. Flowers also completed 62.5 percent of his passes for 2,807 yards and 24 touchdowns against eight picks. He was the Birmingham Bowl MVP, as well, leading the Bulls to a win over South Carolina (105 rushing yards, three rushing scores, 261 passing yards, two passing touchdowns). While he was relegated to second-team All-Conference in 2017, Flowers still led the school to a 10-2 record and a Birmingham Bowl win over Texas Tech. He started all 12 games (53.1 completion percentage, 2,911 yards, 25 touchdowns passing, six interceptions; 1,078 yards, 11 scores rushing). Flowers lost both of his parents as a youth (father to an accidental shooting, mother to cancer), but is now a father to a young daughter. His stepbrother was also shot and killed just days before he started his first game with the Bulls in 2014.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
PFA
Overview
Flowers simply doesn't show the consistency or accuracy needed as a passer to play that position in the NFL. While college quarterbacks have made the transition to wide receiver in the NFL, Flowers' fortunes are likely to be at running back thanks to his sturdy build and running talent. He has the foot quickness to elude tacklers, adequate speed and good finishing power. While that adjustment may take time, it's his best shot at playing in the league.
Strengths
  • Stocky build with thick lower half to handle his ball-carrying responsibilities
  • Very talented runner
  • Makes good decisions on zone read and dominated defenses on the ground with 41 career rushing touchdowns
  • Plays with composure and patience when scrambling
  • Extends plays and finds scramble targets down the field
  • Reads single coverage and takes his deep shots
  • Had 13 touchdown passes of 21-plus yards in 2017
  • Takes care of the ball
  • Has touchdown to interception ratio of slightly more than 3:1
Weaknesses
  • Ball-sprayer who can be wildly inaccurate on both short and intermediate throws
  • Release is too deliberate at times
  • Needs to work on driving throws
  • When he starts aiming his throws, the nose of the ball will dive prematurely
  • Late to find optimal passing option
  • Inconsistent getting through progressions and is too late to find previously wide open targets
  • Must throw with better ball placement and timing
  • Receivers bailed him out on several touchdown catches that were way outside the frame

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league