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2019 NFL Free Agency Profile: Trey Flowers

Nov 4, 2018; Foxborough, MA, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) looks to pass the ball as New England Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers (98) pressures him during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Trey Flowers is coming off the best season of his young career. He finished the regular season with an overall grade of 90.4, tying for third among edge defenders. The fourth-year pro out of Arkansas is only 25 years old and is a huge reason why the New England Patriots ended the regular season with the league's second-best team defense grade (90.2). 

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Trey Flowers’ run defense was the biggest reason for his excellent 2018 campaign. His run-defense grade of 88.5 ranked third among edge defenders, and his run-stop percentage of 10.5% ranked sixth. Flowers was also solid as a pass rusher, finishing the regular season with the 13th-best pass-rushing grade (80.1) among edge defenders. Flowers is a young, do-it-all edge defender and could be a finishing piece to a building defense. The Patriots would be wise to re-sign him.

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