Could Boston College WR Zay Flowers be drafted by the Patriots?
This year’s potential 1st round pick Boston College WR Zay Flowers has a high chance of being drafted by the Patriots. Reports surfaced while New England’s coaching staff was at the East-West Shrine Bowl that they kept a close eye on Flowers. He would definitely bolster the wide receiver room that already has Kendrick Bourne, Tyquan Thornton, Davonte Parker, and if Jakobi Meyers re-signs with the team. The 5’10”, 172 Ibs Flowers is a very similar body build to former Patriot great Julian Edelman. Pretty good comparison to compare Flowers and Edelman in the same sentence. Head Coach Bill Belichick will hopefully be attending Flowers pro day when it comes around in March.
If drafted by the Patriots, could he be QB’s Mac Jones new favorite target?
With the Patriots picking 14th overall in this year’s NFL Draft, they more than likely will trade down or draft for another position. But if New England actually does stay put and pick with their selection, they hopefully will get quarterback Mac Jones a new weapon. Jones would love to see another receiver added to the group that could lose some current Patriots like Meyers and Nelson Agholor due to free agency. So why not start adding in the draft with a young receiver like Flowers? I could see Jones flourishing with Flowers on the outside opposing Bourne with the talent of his caliber or if they sign or trade for a veteran. It will be interesting what happens to New England with the draft only a couple of months away.
Zay Flowers 2022 Highlights at Boston College
Flowers 2022 season at Boston College
Flowers had a great 2022 campaign last season. He had 78 receptions, for 1,077 YDS, and caught 12 touchdowns during his senior year at BC. That’s pretty impressive stats for him as an individual while the college finished the season with a (3-9) record. By far his best season with the Eagles was last year when he set career-highs in touchdowns and receiving yards. Flowers definitely has the talent to be a true top receiver at the next-level and will wait to hear his named called on draft day.