Undrafted free agents tend to have a tougher journey into the NFL but many times, turn out to be future stars on a team. Such is likely the case with fullback Dimitri Flowers and the New York Jets.
Last season, the New York Jets offense wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be. Even though quarterback Josh McCown totaled the best season of his journeyman career, the Jets offense had a plethora of problems where it mattered most.
They had issues converting key third downs and turning long drives into touchdowns instead of the usual punt or field goal. So far this offseason, the Jets stocked up on a lot of offensive weapons, both from the 2018 NFL Draft and through undrafted free agents.
One such undrafted free agent that shows the most promise and could very well turn into a hidden gem of a prospect, is fullback Dimitri Flowers out of Oklahoma. A lot of teams passed up on him in this year’s draft since he has a very small sample size from his lone season at Oklahoma.
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In one season, however, Flowers proved to be quite the utility player on offense. He was able to run the football effectively and emerged as a speedy receiving option when he wasn’t blocking. Last season, Flowers totaled 464 receiving yards, 26 receptions, and five touchdowns. He also totaled 22 yards on 14 rushes for four touchdowns.
Needless to say, Flowers has playmaker written all over him which is something the Jets offense has lacked for a while now. If Flowers can translate such results to the pro level, he will easily be a force to reckon with since he can pretty much handle receiving, rushing, and blocking duties well.
At 6-2 and 247lbs., he will likely see a lot of reps at various roles on offense to see how well he performs and to give the coaching staff a glimpse at everything he brings to the table. By the looks of it, Flowers will likely be a utility player on offense that will surprise many this upcoming season if everything falls into place.