De’Von Flournoy was a fringe player coming into the season and remained as such for most of the year. However, his presence in the injury-plagued receiving corp was essential in the latter half and his role as a senior leader did not go unnoticed.
By the numbers: 9 receptions, 135 yards and zero touchdowns
What went right: Battling injury like most of his fellow receivers, Flournoy finally got a shot to make an impact against Utah. His two receptions for 45 yards outpaced his career yardage to that point.
The second of those two receptions provided one of the highlights of the game and certainly the high point of Flournoy’s season. On second and 22 in the second quarter, he caught Kessler’s pass ten yards down the field, then spun out of a tackle and rumbled down another 15 yards with multiple Ute defenders on his back for the first down.
What went wrong: In the end, Flournoy was little more than a body in the receiving rotation. That was not helped by the ankle injury which slowed him all season.
What’s next: As a fifth year senior, Flournoy has used up all his eligibility and will graduate from the Trojan ranks.
According to NFLdraftscout.com, he is the 103rd rated receiver in this year’s draft.
Final Grade: B
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