Sep 28, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes offensive linesman Ereck Flowers (74) against the South Florida Bulls during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Miami Hurricanes defeated the South Florida Bulls 49-21. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Ereck Flowers, OT-OG
College Team: Miami (Fla)
Size: 6’6″ 329 lbs
Speed: 40yd-5.31, 10yd-1.90
Measurements: Arms-34 and 1/2″, Hands-9 and 7/8″
Ereck Flowers started for his last two years at Miami at left tackle. He missed one game due to surgery on his knee. Flowers played right tackle as a freshman.
Flowers is an imposing presence. His size is that of a tackle but he may end up at guard if he has pass protection problems. Flowers’ run blocking will be good whether inside at guard or outside at tackle.
Flowers uses his large girth to gain leverage when run blocking. He is very quick to set up defenders and reaches linebackers with ease. Flowers finishes his blocks well.
Flowers uses his body well to wall off pass rushers. He has quick feet and mirrors rushers well. Flowers is mean and nasty on the field and is what teams look for inside as a blocker.
Flowers has problems in pass protection, particularly versus speed rushers. He doesn’t set deep enough and tends to get out of balance in an effort to catch up. He gets beaten inside on the pass rush too often.
Flowers needs a lot of work on his pass protection
Flowers loses his technique also when he is flustered. His quick feet become slow and he can’t recover. Flowers will get grabby and had 6 holding penalties as a starter at left tackle.
Flowers would be given a shot to win the job at right tackle. If he lost in that competition, he would likely displace one of the guards and become a starter there at some point. Flowers attitude would be a welcome edition to a new style of play for the offensive line.
Flowers needs a lot of work on his pass protection. Callahan would have to work wonders with him to have him ready to start at right tackle in week one. Tom Compton would probably start over Flowers at least at the beginning of the season.