How does Zay Flowers compare to other 2023 first-round rookie receivers?

There were 4 receivers drafted in the first round of the 2023 draft. How does Zay Flowers compare to them through a third of the season?

2023 NFL Draft - Round 1
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4. Zay Flowers (BAL, 23rd OVR pick)

Flowers has been awesome for the Ravens so far, establishing himself as the most productive receiver in the offense. The Ravens receivers have struggled with injuries over the past couple of seasons, so seeing Zay play in every game this season (and play well) as a rookie has been a breath of fresh air for Ravens fans.

Flowers has been targeted 48 times through 6 games this season, racking up 35 catches and 367 yards. 15 of those receptions have gone for first downs and Flowers has made an impact at every level of the field

He's been great in the short and intermediate areas of the field, but he has also accounted for some deep plays. This includes a tremendous grab in Week 2 against the Bengals that went for 52 yards.

Flowers also recorded his first touchdown of his NFL career last week in London, one that will hopefully be the first of many. I'd expect Flowers to continue to be productive since Odell Beckham Jr. and Rashod Bateman have yet to get going so far this season.