The Kansas City Chiefs decision to release Brandon Flowers will have an effect on how the secondary looks heading into the 2014 season.I'm starting to think about what the Chiefs cornerbacks are going to look like next season now that they've lost a starter.
This depth chart obviously isn't official because I just made it up.
The starters: Sean Smith, Marcus Cooper and Chris Owens
Cooper is the one who has replaced Flowers during OTAs this summer. He's a good bet to be one of the two starters at cornerback.
Smith has been running with the second team since he was arrested for DUI early Monday morning. Ron Parker has been with the first team in Smith's spot in the meantime. It's just my guess at this point, but I don't see Smith losing his starting job. I give him the starting nod right now.
Owens would be covering the slot, which is basically a starting job these days. He has been injured the past few days. Assuming that's not serious, I predict he will end up the starter. Malcolm Bronson has looked decent replacing him the last couple of days.
Husain Abdullah looks slotted for safety but he is capable of playing in the nickel as well.
The back-ups: Phillip Gaines, Justin Rogers, David Van Dyke, DeMarcus Van Dyke, Vernon Kearney, Kevin Rutland
Gaines is a lock to make the roster given he was a third round pick in May. I can't see anyone else as a lock to make it at this point.
How confident are you in this group?