Zay Flowers pinpoints how Tyreek Hill has ‘really changed it’ for smaller wide receivers like him

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At 5-foot-9, Zay Flowers is a few inches shorter than the average NFL wide receiver. But it appears he isn’t sweating it, knowing that a player like Tyreek Hill of the Miami Dolphins has been able to succeed in the league despite relatively lacking in height.

The wideout prospect recently exclaimed how Hill has helped blaze the trail for players like him.

“Tyreek Hill really changed it for smaller receivers, being able to do what he [does] and being able to put the ball in his hands and just scoring touchdowns, how it’s helped guys like me,” said Flowers.

The Boston College product is among the prospects whose draft stock continues to rise. After a successful collegiate career that saw him amass a total of 200 receptions for 3,056 yards and 29 touchdowns, he is ready to take the next step and help whichever franchise selects him in April.

It remains to be seen where Flowers will land in the draft. But some draft boards peg him as one of the best wide receivers of the draft class and a potential first-round pick thanks to his quickness, ability to maintain momentum through turns and overall ball skills.

If he can eventually become a player similar to Hill, then using a first-round selection to obtain his services would definitely be worth it. Hill has been one of the league’s best receivers over the past few seasons.

Since he entered the league in 2016, the University of West Alabama product has consistently produced stellar numbers, with one of his best seasons coming in a Dolphins uniform.

In the 2022 campaign, the 5-foot-10 veteran had 119 receptions for 1,710 yards and seven touchdowns. Furthermore, Hill is a four-time All-Pro, with his latest selection coming last season.

Flowers would probably like to be considered by the Dolphins in the upcoming draft, especially because he is a Florida native and attended high school in the state. However, Miami already has Hill and Jaylen Waddle. So, the franchise will likely use its early picks on prospects that play different positions.

Moreover, the Dolphins don’t have a first-round pick. Their earliest selection is the 51st pick, which comes in the second round. Given how high some teams might be on Flowers, chances are the 22-year-old won’t be on the board when Miami is on the clock for the first time.

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Orel is a proud contributor of Dolphin Nation. He started following the league in the late 1990s and was able to watch Dan Marino's final playing years.