Zay Flowers selected in first round of 2023 NFL Draft
Zay Flowers is off the board. The Baltimore Ravens selected Flowers with the No. 22 overall pick Thursday in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
A native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Flowers was rated 3-stars, the No. 163 Florida recruit, No. 135 wide receiver and No. 1,188 prospect overall in the 2019 recruiting class on the 247Sports Composite. He exceeded every expectation, signing with Boston College over scholarship offers from 28 other schools.
Flowers begins his NFL career after 4 seasons at Boston College. He played in 48 games for the Eagles. Flowers finished with 200 catches for 3,056 yards and 29 touchdowns.
Flowers finished his college career with a bang. He was named All-ACC First Team after setting a Boston College single-season record with 12 touchdowns while tying the record for receptions with 78. His 1,077 receiving yards are third-most in program history. Flowers’ standout season earned him Third Team All-American recognition from the Associated Press.
RD 1 | PK 22 – Ravens: Zay Flowers WR, Boston College
Flowers has a 73% chance of becoming a starter in his first three seasons according to the NGS Draft Model, the highest of any wide receiver in this year’s draft. pic.twitter.com/p4NHBSQ0tA
— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) April 28, 2023
Flowers should be a valuable weapon for Lamar Jackson, who just signed a new megadeal extension to remain with the Ravens.
Boston College star Zay Flowers is a Raven 😈
New WR weapon loading for Lamar pic.twitter.com/26j3zBf8yo
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 28, 2023