According to some, our secondary is ship shape! What team wouldn’t want Brandon Flowers and Sean Smith covering the first and second receivers? My team for one.
As much as it pains me to say so, I think that Brandon Flowers has reached his pinnacle and while the position of nickel corner is nothing to be taken lightly, I believe that his career as a primary corner is all but complete. I don’t want anyone to think that I’m some kind of Flowers hater (I love roses) but it’s abundantly clear that if we are to succeed against the Broncos and the rapidly improving Chargers and Raiders, we will need an elite acquisition in the secondary.
If John Dorsey and Andy Reid have enough faith in Marcus Cooper and Sanders Commings, that’s fine. But as much hasn’t been expressed to me, quite frankly, no one in the Chiefs organization really gives a crap what I think. As a matter of fact, that’s fantastic you have faith in the incumbent players but you can’t convince me that an elite secondary player in the draft won’t help us greatly, especially if Cooper falls off as he did in the latter part of last year.
I would love to have enough faith in him to put it up to chance but I’m smarter than that and I think the Chiefs brass is smarter than that. Flowers will excel superbly in the nickel and perhaps even make me second guess this article with his play in upcoming years, but that doesn’t change his size or his lack of utter execution in last years games.
Bradley Roby – 5’11” 195lbs – Ohio State
I know what you are thinking. Roby is only two inches taller than Flowers, right? Right. But when it comes down to my favorite corner back in the draft with a splash of all the other top prospects being drafted, it becomes a little more simple for yours truly. If the best five receivers in the draft are already selected, do we select a receiver because we need one? No. We’ll end up taking the best player available.
In all honestly, when it comes to fluidity and just natural observable talent, Roby was the most impressive prospect that I saw in the combine. I don’t envy Dorsey and his scouts this year. The only thing that really pains me is that we didn’t have such a wide array of talent to chose from last year. I guess that’s just our luck, huh?
Roby ran a 4.39 forty at the combine and despite his issues of being known as a “gambler” and playing too loosely, I think that Roby will come off the board sooner than many people may expect.