The starting fullback spot is up for grabs this offseason on the New York Jets as Dimitri Flowers has some serious potential to earn it and also make a big name for himself.
When it comes to the fullback position of the New York Jets, it’s a position that hasn’t been used as much in a while. Last season, fullback Lawrence Thomas did a decent job but wasn’t able to have as big an impact as envisioned.
This offseason, the Jets signed undrafted free agent fullback Dimitri Flowers to not only bring competition but possibly to be an upgrade at the position. Not only is Flowers capable of being an effective fullback but can likely be the answer the Jets have been waiting for on special teams.
It’s no secret that the kickoff and punt return game of the Jets has been lackluster for a very long time now. It’s been years since a touchdown was scored by the Jets on special teams so hopefully, Flowers can step up and make a name for himself by being a versatile playmaker for the team.
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In just one season at Oklahoma, Flowers totaled 464 receiving yards, 26 receptions, and five touchdowns. As a rusher, Flowers totaled 22 rushing yards, 40 attempts, and nine touchdowns. If he can translate such results at the pro level, he might become a household name sooner rather than later.
Considering that Flowers is 6-2 and 247lbs., he should be able to use his speed and power to surprise many this upcoming season. If Flowers is able to impress early and often, he should be able to beat out Thomas and earn a starting spot right into his rookie season.
Overall, make sure to keep Flowers in your sights since he has the potential to be a big contributor on offense and even special teams. Due to this, he has a big advantage over Thomas heading into training camp.