Monday, April 17, 2017

Player Spotlight: Trey Flowers

April 14, 2017
By PFW Staff

We take a look back at Trey Flowers' 2016 season and offer our predictions for 2017.

2016 Regular Season Stats: 16 games played, 8 games started, 45 tackles, seven sacks and two fumble recoveries.

In his first full NFL season, Trey Flowers was a leader on the Patriots defense:

• Flowers led the Patriots in sacks with seven on the season.

• In his first NFL start, he recorded his second consecutive two-sack game after finishing with two sacks for 15 yards vs. Seattle in Week 10.
• Flowers' 2016 sack total ranked in the top 10 among AFC defensive linemen.
• He recorded three multiple-sack games in 2016 with two coming back-to-back in Weeks 8 and 10 at Buffalo and vs. Seattle, and the third coming in Week 15 at Denver.

Belichick on Flowers: "[Trey Flowers] has good quickness and he has good length, good arm length, is able to keep guys off of him. He does a good job in the running game in there. He's got good playing strength, he's got good length and he's got good quickness so he's able to escape and get off some of those blocks quicker than some of the bigger guys that the guards and centers are used to facing in there. They have an advantage in size and probably overall length. But he has an advantage in quickness and leverage with each guy trying to play that out. He's been very productive for us in there.”

Flowers in 2017: Flowers will deal with more attention from opposing offenses in 2017 and will need to adapt to the changes. He is a born pass rusher and will continue to provide pressure in more of a full-time role on the edge.

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