2015 NFL DRAFT

Ereck Flowers, OT

School: Miami (Fla.)  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Miami, FL
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 329 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2151

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
5.31--37 ----
Workout Results
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Mock Draft Expert Analysis

  • Detroit Lions | #23
    Due to its extraordinary skill-position talent, Detroit has remained one of the league's most explosive offenses, but improvement at right tackle could take the club to new heights. Flowers remains a work in progress, relying too much on his brawn and aggression and losing his composure on occasion. At 6-6, 329 pounds, however, Flowers has bloomed into one of the country's most intriguing o-line prospects.
  • Detroit Lions | #23
    The Lions have a few stop-gap options at right tackle, but Flowers would give Detroit long-term stability at the position.
  • No Analysis Available
  • Cincinnati Bengals | #21
    The Bengals will look for a linebacker later in the draft but it is time to get an offensive tackle before they are all gone. Flowers is the fourth tackle off the board.
 

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Shows quickness and balance getting to the second level when run blocking. Broad shoulders and a wide base to cover a large area in pass protection and drive defenders off the ball in the run game.

WEAKNESSES: Can struggle against the speed of undersized pass rushers, allowing defensive ends to cross him inside and trip up running backs in pursuit. Tendency to be a beat late off the snap in load road environments.

Compares To: Andrew Whitworth, Bengals -- Massive frames make these big men vulnerable to speed rushers. But massive frame, length and combative style made Whitworth an underrated foundation stones in Cincinnati. Flowers has the same potential.

--Rob Rang and Dane Brugler

Player Overview

A four-star recruit out of Miami's Norland High School, Flowers saw action in all 12 games at right tackle as a true freshman. He moved to left tackle in 2013, and started all 13 games.
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02/17/2015 - 2015 DRAFT SCOUT PRE-COMBINE TOP 64 DRAFT PROSPECTS: 24/5. *Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami, 6-5, 324, 5.26, 1...The only real concern about Flowers is the possibility of any lingering effects from a knee injury last season, although he showed his already well-known toughness and dedication by missing only one game following a so-called minor surgical procedure. Otherwise, he knows how to use his humongous frame to block for both the pass and the run. He shows excellent football instincts as a pass protector with experience on the left side, but at his core Flowers is mean-spirited mauler who loves to out-muscle defenders until the whistle stops blowing. If doctors give Flowers clearance, some teams may be willing to call his name in the middle of the first round. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
 

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