Baltimore Ravens: 3 reasons to worry about Zay Flowers

Baltimore Ravens, Zay Flowers
Baltimore Ravens, Zay Flowers / Don Juan Moore/GettyImages
1 of 3

A week ago, the Baltimore Ravens had themselves a pretty fantastic day. Last Thursday, the team was not only able to work out a long-term deal with quarterback Lamar Jackson, but they also gave him a brand-new weapon in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.

Baltimore selected Boston College wide receiver Zay Flowers with that pick, and the electric wide receiver brings a lot of positive traits to the offense. Jackson has needed another weapon, even after the signing of Odell Beckham Jr.

Flowers is great in space and one of those you have to worry about after the catch. Simply getting the ball in his hands and letting him do the rest is all Jackson will have to do.

Last year, Flowers went over 1,000 yards and caught 12 touchdowns with the Eagles. Now a Raven, he's going to be a focal point in this offense. But, it's not going to always come up roses. There are, actually, a few reasons to worry about Flowers as a pro.

Reasons to worry about Baltimore Ravens rookie Zay Flowers: Smaller, average hands

This might seem like a minor issue, but Flowers is already small in stature at 5-foot-9. He's not the ideal size for an NFL wide receiver, and is more like an offensive weapon, or even a gadget, if you will.

Now, we've heard of players having a hard time adjusting to the size of an NFL football before. But, it hasn't always turned out poorly. Just remember back when Ja'Marr Chase made a comment about that issue during training camp. Everyone freaked out, but he went on to set the league on fire.

Flowers is obviously far smaller than Chase, though, and his hands are much smaller, too. That could result in an adjustment period. Not to mention, his hands aren't necessarily at the top of his class. They're average; not great, but not poor by any means.

These aren't gigantic red flags, but they are certainly something to look out for as the summer months roll on.