DIMITRI FLOWERS | FB | OKLAHOMA
Height: 6017 | Weight: 248 | Arm: 30 3/4 | Hand: 9 1/4 | 40YD: 4.83 | Bench: 17 | 3Cone: 7.45 | Broad: 109 | Vertical: 30.5"
It's not often that a Fullback from the Big 12 gets legitimate draft traction, but Flowers' utilization as an offensive chess piece to exploit match ups in Lincoln Riley’s No Huddle Spread Offense has sparked the conversation. The 2017 All-Big 12 selection lined up as a RB, FB, and even as a TE in his 53 appearances (32 starts) for the Sooners and averaged a staggering 17.8 yards per catch for 5 receiving TDs and 4 rushing TDs in 2017.
Flowers is an absolute unit with a stout frame, strong quads, and yolked arms. Flowers is a much better athlete than his Combine numbers would suggest and his fluidity out in space shows up on film. Flowers has had a few nicks and bruises along the way, but has gritted it out and never missed any playing time.
Flowers has exceptional mental processing and his football IQ and willingness to do "the dirty work" makes him a throwback player. Flowers is a methodical route runner from the backfield and shows subtle precision in his routes to make Safeties and Linebackers bite on Double Moves, including getting the best of his cousin Oklahoma State Safety Tre Flowers in this year's Bedlam match up. Flowers creates ample separation on Seam routes and shows good patience on delayed routes into the Flats. Flowers’ lower body strength and ability to lower his pads on contact makes him a very valuable goal line and short yardage back. Flowers is dominant as a run blocker and can absolutely demolish DBs in space on Screen plays. Flowers doesn't do anything exceptional and lacks an elite athletic trait, but he does everything well and is the type of selfless player any team would welcome on their team with open arms.
An Academic-All Big 12 selection, Flowers is a stellar character guy and extremely well-spoken in interviews. Flowers comes from a NFL pedigree with his father, Erik Flowers, being a first round selection of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills and also was member of Houston Texans, Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Rams and Atlanta Falcons as a defensive end and linebacker. Flowers compares in body type and play style to Jalston Fowler and can line up at Fullback in a run-first offense with heavy I-Form concepts where he can also add value as a pass catcher out of the backfield. Flowers' versatility as a utility offensive weapon could see him go off the board earlier than his day three projection for any team who values an athletic and cerebral H-Back.
Overall Grade: 71
Athletic Ability: 3
Play Strength: 5
Play Speed: 5
Competitive Toughness: 6
Power Running: 4
"Home Run" Ability: 1
Ball Carrier Vision: 2
Ball Security: 4
Pad Level: 4
Catching Ability: 4
Run After Catch: 4
Route Variety: 4
Pass Pro Technique: 4
Pass Pro Willingness: 5
Player Comparison: Jalston Fowler
Projected Round: Round 6/7
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