- Arkansas defensive lineman Trey Flowers has been selected by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He was the 101st overall pick.
The Huntsville, Alabama native is the first draft selection for Arkansas in 2015 and is the 251st player in Razorback history to be selected in the NFL draft. Flowers becomes the 27th Arkansas defensive lineman to ever be selected and the seventh player in program history drafted by the Patriots.
Flowers is the fifth Razorback to be drafted under second-year head coach Bret Bielema. Bielema has had six defensive lineman drafted in his eight-year head coaching career, including two-time Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year, J.J. Watt.
A senior captain for the Razorbacks last season, Flowers was an essential cog in Arkansas' defense since he stepped on campus in 2011. Flowers appeared in 49 games, missing just one game in his entire Razorback career. Flowers finished with the second-most tackles for loss in program history with 47.5.
As a senior, Flowers was named to the Coaches All-SEC second team and earned AP All-SEC honorable mention after posting 68 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks on the year.
Flowers completed his Razorback career with 190 tackles, 47.5 tackles for loss and 18.0 sacks for a loss of 178 yards.