This week, former USF quarterback Quinton Flowers has been trying to prove he has what it takes to play on the next level.
Flowers has been practicing for Saturday’s East-West Shrine game, which gives top college players a chance to showcase their talents to NFL scouts and a national television audience.
However, Flowers will not have that opportunity.
Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller reported Friday that Flowers left Friday’s practice early and would not be returning. Flowers, who lost both of his parents before his high school graduation, will miss the game due to a death in his family.
Due to a death in the family, Quinton Flowers is leaving the East-West Shrine Game and will not play in the game tomorrow.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) January 19, 2018
The game was to have been an opportunity for Flowers to quiet some of the questions about his potential to play in the NFL.
Although he had a record-breaking career at USF (he owned or shared 34 school records), there’s continued debate about the dual-threat’s quarterback to succeed professionally. Some scouts feel he’ll need to consider a position change from quarterback if he hopes to succeed in the NFL.
Flowers is currently slotted as the 18th best quarterback prospect in the upcoming draft per WalterFootball.com, while other sites have him pegged as a hybrid runner/receiver or running back.
Though Flowers spent most of his four practices taking reps at quarterback this week, he also fielded punts on Tuesday.
The Denver Broncos were spotted talking with South Florida quarterback Quinton Flowers after practices this week, according to NFL.com’s Chase Goodbread.
This afternoon’s game is televised nationally on the NFL Network.
The next opportunity for Flowers to showcase his skills will likely be the NFL scouting combine, which begins in late February.
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