Tre Flowers

Oklahoma St.
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Prospect Info

College
Oklahoma St.
Hometown
Class
Converse, TX
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 3"
202 lbs
33 7/8”
Hands
9”

Prospect Grade

5.43
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Seattle
Seahawks
Round 5 ‧ Pick 9
40 Yard Dash
4.45
Seconds
Bench Press
18
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
34.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
122.0
INCHES
 
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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. Flowers' brother, Rodney, Jr., also played college football.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 4-5
Overview
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.
Strengths
  • Productive and extremely long
  • Has arm length and range for extended tackle radius and to challenge passes that other safeties won't get to
  • Good straight line speed
  • Plays with desired football intelligence
  • Closes early on throws and can stop a play before it turns into "run after catch" yards
  • Effort as downhill tackle is solid
  • Looks to stick with everything he's got when wideouts enter his air space
  • Comes from a family of athletes and his uncle played seven years in the NFL
Weaknesses
  • High cut with gangly basketball frame
  • Doesn't look like an NFL safety
  • Play strength is lacking
  • Could struggle to handle box duties
  • Can be jostled at the break point by physical tight ends and receivers
  • Hips are tight and movement in space is fragmented
  • Lack of fluidity shows up when forced into coverage role
  • Grab and ride finisher with too many missed tackles in his background
  • Needs to square-up rather than arm tackle
Sources Tell Us

"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

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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