The undersized Flowers has become one of the Patriotsí most reliable defenders. At 6-2 and 265 pounds, Flowers isnít going to overpower many offensive linemen, but heís quick off the ball and relentless in pursuit. A fourth-round draft pick out of Arkansas, Flowers had 45 combined tackles and seven sacks as a rookie in 2016. He upped his tackle game last season, making 62 stops despite missing two games with a rib injury. He also had six sacks and two forced fumbles.