A certain wide receiver prospect is advertising himself as a cut above the rest, having declared that he’s going to be the top WR pick in this year’s NFL Draft.
The player, Boston College wideout Zay Flowers, is reported to have made the claim, with Twitter account @MLFootball citing a source who quotes multiple general managers and execs whom the Flowers has spoken to at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Flowers has also spoken to reporters, telling them he is more than a slot receiver and reckons he can play in any position.
“I’m not just a slot (receiver),” he said. ” 75 percent of my snaps were played outside, and I think I can move around and play any position that they put me at.”
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The WR has been compared to the likes of Antonio Brown and Steve Smith Sr. in the past but, while flattered, wants to be his own man.
“I like it,” he offered. “I watched Steve Smith. I watch his highlights and Antonio Brown highlights. I just take stuff from those guys and try to add it to my own game and try to be my own player.”
Zay has worked out with Brown, as well as Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith.
The two-time First-team All-ACC WR also revealed his basketball background has contributed to his receiving play, especially his ability to get open. “Basketball helped me with my releases,” he noted. “It helped me get open. It helped me stay agile during the time I had football.”
Flowers, who is listed at 5ft 9in, insists he’s a physical specimen who could also be of use as a blocker in the running game.
“I think I’m pretty physical for a receiver,” he noted. “My coach was pretty hard on blocking. If you wanted the ball, you had to block, so I think I’m a pretty good blocker.”
As for his prediction, assuming he did make it, we’ll just have to wait and see.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.