Zay Flowers: NFL Draft Scouting Report

Zay Flowers: NFL Draft Scouting Report
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  • Height: 5’10”
  • Weight 172 lbs
  • College: Boston College
  • Year: Senior
  • Position: Wide Receiver


  • A great athlete
  • An absolute steedster. 
  • The best word to describe him is electric
  • Also has an incredible motor. He plays at 100 miles an hour on every play
  • He is a big play waiting to happen.
  • Special elusiveness
  • Extreme explosiveness and has great juice and burst.
  • Offers elite after-the-catch ability
  • Uses his speed and twitchy athleticism to separate and then accelerate through and after the catch.
  • Has good vision and is elusive in space & the open field. 
  • Just get the ball in his hands and watch him go
  • Works best when he is in space and he can use he ability to evade.
  • Has ultimate change of direction
  • Will be a pace + tone-setter for any NFL team
  • Has great contact balance and strength through contact
  • Is a tackle breaker, makes tackler miss
  • Can play anywhere but works best out of the slot. Has that receiver versatility
  • An underrated, strong route running.
  • Has all the moves to sell the fakes-is super twitchy in the route
  • Great movement and footwork


  • Needs to concentrate more at times and make sure he secured the catch. You can see he is already thinking ahead and how he can gain extra yards.
  • Has a drop rate of over 10%
  • He could also control his pace more at times as he can run ahead of the ball and overshoot his catch point at times
  • Smaller receiver so he doesn’t have a great catch radius
  • Lack of weight also means he does lack some functional strength.
  • His skill set is best utilised over the middle and may not translate well to the outside


Zay Flowers is an electric, dynamic playmaking receiver who is a big play waiting to happen. He is lightning in a bottle and his sharp, snappy movements are extremely difficult to cover. His great speed and elite YAC ability make him an exciting weapon and while he does have some drops on tape his natural tools and diverse skill set will mean he is one of the earliest players drafted. Get the ball in Flower’s hands and let his swift vision and sudden athletic ability get you big plays.

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