Nobody can stop Ravens rookie Zay Flowers after six days of practice

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At the risk of sounding like a broken record: Baltimore Ravens rookie wide receiver Zay Flowers is thriving in his early days as a member of a professional football team. Shocker!

It's been just over a week of training camp practices but Flowers, who missed Friday's and Saturday's sessions with a stomach bug, couldn't be grabbing more headlines that he already has to close July and open August.

Just on Tuesday, to keep things at least a bit fresh and updated, reports started to emerge again from the confines of the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills, MD., speaking highly of the freshman wideout.

I should start at the beginning, but the clip above (published by the Baltimore Ravens after practice) is the one and only thing you need to know: Flowers and Lamar Jackson are connecting, and they are doing so in such an amazing fashion.

As the own Ravens' community manager wrote: "Get used to seeing this."

In the Day 6 report written by Ryan Mink over at, the editorial director highlighted some very, very promising actions and developments taking place at the UAPC facilities on Tuesday.

"Flowers showed it's going to be near impossible to cover him in [one-on-one situations]," Mink started.

While acknowledging that it's never easy to cover a top-tier wideout in such a situation ("It's a tough assignment--on an island, with no help from anywhere"), Mink pointed out that Flowers "made a diving grab against Rock Ya-Sin," then "went deep on Daryl Worley for a long completion," and he finally "sent undrafted rookie Corey Mayfield Jr. to the turf with his quick moves."

If Lamar Jackson decided to nickname Flowers "Joystick," well, that's for a reason!

Kyle Phoenix Barber of Baltimore Beatdown shared a tweet on Tuesday conveying similar information to that reported by Mink, just in case you don't believe me, or Mink, or think that we're making this all up!

Barber also wrote a report at BB, penning golden nuggets such as "Flowers’ shiftiness and speed had Corey Mayfield Jr. stumble to the turf as Flowers was alone in the open field," or "[Flowers] beat safeties Marcus Williams and Kyle Hamilton in the back of the end zone for a touchdown."

Finally, back to Mink's notes, the beat reporter also noted that Flowers "won't just be dangerous through the air," reasoning that under the use of the rookie by the Ravens "running the ball on jet sweeps, etc."

The pick looked good on draft day. Flowers started to fulfill the expectations in early rookie minicamp. Now, folks, he's just setting all of this hype in stone. Week 1 can't come soon enough.

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