New York Jets fullback Dimitri Flowers has the chance to go from being undrafted to a starter in his first season with the franchise. Here’s his full profile heading into training camp.
New York Jets fullback Dimitri Flowers out of Oklahoma was one of the more notable players to be undrafted in this year’s draft class. He was a favorite target of former Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield.
Flowers was very versatile, showing the ability to lineup all over the formation. Oklahoma used him as a fullback, a tight end, a running back, and H-back. His ability to fill multiple roles could help his case at the end of training camp.
Here’s a look Flowers’ complete profile as he heads into training camp of the Jets.
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2017 SEASON REVIEW
As mentioned before, Flowers was all over the place for the semifinalist Oklahoma Sooners. Though he only had 14 carries, he made the most of them, scoring four touchdowns. His impact really came as a pass catcher.
Flowers posted 26 catches for 464 yards and another five touchdowns. He wrapped up his career tied for the most receiving touchdowns by a running back with 13. Flowers was also selected to first-team all-Big 12.
2018 SEASON OUTLOOK
If Flowers is able to earn the starting spot for the Jets, he could play a key role for the team. His ability as a pass catcher means opposing teams can’t afford to leave the position uncovered. While he won’t get the same touches he did in college, he can be a safety blanket for whoever the starting quarterback is.
Pure fullbacks aren’t as common as before and Flowers fits the profile of what a modern-day player is like at the position. He is the ultimate Swiss Army Knife.
TRAINING CAMP PREDICTION
This is one of the toughest battles to call. This battle could go all the way to the final roster cuts. It’s a two-man fight between Flowers and last years fullback, Lawrence Thomas. Thomas has Flowers beat as a blocker with his size but there is a lot more to prove than just that. Flowers should beat him out considering his versatility is unmatched. Flowers should be the new starting fullback for the Jets once training camp is in the books.