Justin Flowe 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Consensus five-star recruit and No. 1 LB out of high school
- Tore his meniscus in 2020
- Suffered season-ending foot injury in 2021
- Scheme tendencies: Mix of odd and even fronts
- 2022 projected role: Starting ILB in an odd or even front
Pros: One of the highest recruits in Oregon history, Justin Flowe has just about every physical gift you could want in a linebacker. He possesses outstanding size, length, and athleticism and plays with a tenacious temperament. He aligns as an off-ball linebacker and flashes outstanding instincts to read his keys and trigger downhill in the run game. He has outstanding explosiveness coming downhill and is able to shoot gaps and make plays behind the line of scrimmage. He works well laterally and shows an ability to flow and scrape across the line of scrimmage and make the tackle. He has good speed to play sideline to sideline and in pursuit. He is an excellent tackler who delivers a blow upon contact. He’s a good blitzer who rushes with quickness and power.
Cons: Justin Flowe just simply hasn’t played enough. In total, he has played just one game and a series in his college career, so he is a complete projection. He offers the physical tools of an early-round selection but he just has to put consistent play on tape. There are some signs of lower-body stiffness in his movements, especially when he is forced to change direction and when he is in coverage. He can certainly improve as a man defender, as he is prone to fall for double moves and head and body fakes.
Justin Flowe NFL Draft Scouting Report by Brentley Weissman