SEC's Top 25 Players: No. 7 Trey Flowers


Arkansas defensive end Trey Flowers accounted for 26.5 tackles for a loss and his average per game last year was second in the SEC. (The Associated Press)

Published: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, July 7, 2014 at 9:17 p.m.

No. 7 Trey Flowers

School: Arkansas

Year: Senior

Position: Defensive end

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 267 pounds

Why he's No. 7: Flowers is one of those players who just seems to get better with every season. And when he decided to return for his senior season and pass on the NFL draft, it was a big boost for Arkansas.

Flowers is one of the best speed rushers in the league and would be a much better-known commodity if Arkansas hadn't gone through back-to-back poor seasons.

He played as a freshman in 2011 and was good enough to be named to the league's All-Freshman team. As a sophomore, Flowers blossomed into a pass-rushing beast terrorizing opposing quarterbacks.

Last year was more of the same, as he recorded five sacks and forced three fumbles.

In his last two seasons, Flowers had accounted for 26.5 tackles for a loss and his average per game last year was second in a conference known for its defensive weapons.

Flowers enters his final season with 32 tackles for a loss and 12 sacks. He'll have to be even better if Arkansas is going to turn things around and there's no reason to think that won't happen.

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