Zay Flowers Fantasy profile: Dynasty ranking, five-tool grades, recent comparables and more
There are distinct differences between the two players, but purely from a prospect archetype standpoint, Zay Flowers reminded me a lot of Jahan Dotson as I spent more time familiarizing myself with his analytical profile. In addition to bringing size concerns -- in Dotson's case, people worried that he was too light -- the production metrics simply did not paint a favorable portrait of Flowers. And, just as was the case with Dotson, Flowers' production metrics were weighed down heavily by incompetent quarterback play. I finished my evaluation of Flowers with a fair amount of skepticism, but I reserved a stipulation -- if a franchise decided to invest Round 1 draft capital, I'd give less concern to the lacking production profile. And just as Washington did with Dotson, the Baltimore Ravens signaled Round 1 belief in Flowers as a field-stretcher capable of making a difference at the NFL level.
Below, you'll find Zay Flowers' Dynasty prospect grade based on five factors. His Peripherals grade is determined by draft capital, breakout age and a few other factors. His Route Readiness grade examines his ability to draw targets and convert them into yards on the five most-common NFL receiver routes. His Volume Potential grade keys in on target share metrics. His Explosiveness grade is determined by YAC and deep-target data. His Yardage Creation grade centers around yards per route run rate, which is the single most important metric for Fantasy receiver evaluation.
This profile is part of our series diving deep into the 2023 NFL Draft wide receiver class. You can find profiles for all the key rookie receivers on the home page for this series along with links to each leg of the grading system. And if all you want to see is my Dynasty receiver rookie rankings, you can find them there too.
Now let's get into my evaluation of Zay Flowers, which includes his rankings among the class in each grade and overall, plus my analysis and similar profiles from other recent NFL Draft prospects.
So where does Flowers rank among this rookie class? And which recent receiver prospects have comparable evaluations? ... Join SportsLine here to see Jacob Gibbs' analysis of the top rookie wide receivers, all from one of the nation's most accurate experts as graded by FantasyPros!
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