Patriots Talk: Trey Flowers Is the Patriots Secret Superstar, According To Pro Football Focus
This past week, Pro Football Focus released their latest article for whom to watch out for for on each NFL team in 2017. Trey Flowers was selected as the secret superstar on the Patriots roster and after his performance last year, it isn’t difficult to understand why. Flowers was drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round (101st) in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Arkansas and has quickly become a vital part of the Patriots defensive line. The 6-foot-2, 265-pound Defensive lineman’s unique skill set and unrelenting effort this past season has made him a force to watch out for.
When he was aligned at the nose tackle position, he led the league with 18 pressures on the Quarterback during the regular season. They best described him as:
The Patriots use him all over their defensive line, but he is particularly effective rushing from the inside as a nose tackle in sub packages, where his quickness is too much for interior linemen to cope with. He tallied 35 total pressures over the regular season and 24 defensive stops.
Flowers was mostly on injured reserve and was used as a backup during his rookie season in 2015, but his explosion in 2016 was a huge showing and coming into 2017, he will be having a lot of expectations. With the latest additions of Kony Ealy from Carolina Panthers and Lawrence Guy from the Baltimore Ravens, Flowers could very well be even more dangerous this season, as he was seen as the main contributor to the Patriots pass rush in 2016.