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How tall is Zay Flowers? Height, weight the only things that can hold Boston College WR back in 2023 NFL Draft

The 2023 NFL Draft has plenty of talent at wide receiver, but there isn’t a consensus No. 1 option at the position. Instead, a handful of players are battling to be among the top receivers selected in the first and second rounds of the draft.

One of those players is Zay Flowers.

The Boston College receiver has wowed talent evaluators plenty with the tape he posted during his college career. He has excellent hands, great speed and should have the ability to be a top starter at the NFL level.

But as is usually the case, there is one drawback with Flowers as a prospect.

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NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah outlined Flowers’ shortcoming when he mocked the receiver to the Saints with the 29th overall pick in his latest mock draft.

“He’d be a lock for the top 15 if he were two inches taller,” Jeremiah wrote.

Indeed, Flowers is a bit on the smaller side, and that could hurt him in the race to be the first receiver off the board.

But just how tall is Zay Flowers? Here’s what to know about the Boston College product as he prepares for a key measurement at the 2023 NFL Combine.

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Zay Flowers height, weight

Flowers was listed at 5-10 during his time at Boston College. That’s on the smaller side for a receiver, but it certainly wouldn’t preclude a team from taking him, especially not after the strong tape he put up during his time at Boston College.

That said, Flowers was listed at just 172 pounds during his time with the Eagles. NFL teams could be concerned about his durability at the next level because of that, as smaller players tend to deal with more nagging injuries.

The good news for Flowers is that he has spent time buling up ahead of the event. A recent picture revealed that he had put on 13 pounds of muscle mass in preparation for the combine.

So, if Flowers can measure better than expected and work out well, that will help to further establish him as a potential — if not, likely — first-round pick.

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Zay Flowers 40 time

Flowers is projected to run 4.37 40-yard dash, according to NFL Draft Buzz. Clocking that time would help alleviate any concerns that teams might have about Flowers’ combination of height and weight, as they could view him as a speedy playmaker in the slot at the very least.

In truth, Flowers should shine in the on-field drills. As such, adding to that performance and his tape with a strong 40 time could be enough to convince a team to spend an early pick on him.

If Flowers were to run slower than expected, then teams might be worried about his ability to separate from bigger, more physical cornerback. But any time in the 4.3 or low 4.4 range would help Flowers’ draft stock more than hurt it.

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Zay Flowers draft projection

As mentioned earlier, Flowers cracked the first round of Daniel Jeremiah’s most recent mock draft. He isn’t the only one to have Flowers in that range.

ESPN’s Mel Kiper has Flowers going No. 22 overall to the Ravens in his most recent mock. Todd McShay’s mock draft from two weeks earlier had Flowers joining the Giants with the 25th selection.

Even if Flowers does make it out of the first round, he probably won’t last long. Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer has Flowers being selected early in the second round with the 39th overall pick. That would land him with the Raiders.

Either way, it certainly seems that Flowers is a top-50 talent in the 2023 NFL Draft; and at this point, it would be a surprise to see him escape the first 40 picks — unless his size scares off the most interested teams.

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Zay Flowers highlights

You can see for yourself exactly why Flowers is getting first-round buzz via the highlights below.


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