NFL Draft Rumors: Brandon Flowers On The Trading Block?


January 25, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) during the 2014 Pro Bowl Ohana Day at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Who isn’t on the trading block at this point?

A report from Dan Pompei from Bleacher Report has the Kansas City Chiefs willing to deal Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers for the right amount of draft picks.

"Teams looking for a starting cornerback in the draft may be hard pressed to find one if they don’t strike early. But they may be able to acquire a veteran in a trade. The Chiefs are believed to be willing to deal Brandon Flowers in an attempt to acquire extra draft selections."

John Dorsey said in his pre-draft press conference he was going to do his due diligence heading into the draft to put the Chiefs in the best situation possible and he wasn’t kidding. As things stand now the Chiefs could either trade down from number 23 overall, trade Eric Berry on draft day, or deal Flowers in order to add more picks.

Or, of course, they could do nothing.

Flowers makes sense as a trade piece given his future salary cap hit and his lack of fit in the Chiefs’ new defensive system. He’s undersized to play man coverage against bigger receivers, which put the Chiefs in a real bind when they play teams like the Denver Broncos. Dorsey said in his pre-draft press conference he believes the draft is deep with cornerback prospects so it would makes sense for the Chiefs to select one early if Kansas City does deal Flowers.

What are your thoughts, Addicts? Is a Flowers trade a real possibility this weekend?