Written by John Owning on March 30, 2015
During the lead up to the NFL draft, certain traits or characteristics in the spectrum of evaluating college talent get prioritized. These characteristics dominate discussion, which leads to the player who possess those traits to receive a great deal of attention.
For example, anyone who pays attention to draft coverage can wax on about Vic Beasley’s insane get off and deep repertoire of pass-rush moves or they can discuss about how explosive Alvin “Bud” Dupree is.
While this is all fine and dandy, it leads to very good football players garnering little to no attention from the NFL media and fans alike. One player who has been on the unfortunate end of this paradigm this year is Arkansas defensive end Trey Flowers.
Athletically, Flowers is nothing to write home about. Take a look at Flowers’ spider graph in comparison with other defensive end prospects since 1999 via MockDraftable.com:
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