Those of you who have been reading the site for a long time know that I don't consider my self an expert when it comes to the Xs and Os of football. Sure, I've been following the game a long time but I don't know one percent of what some of the experts out there know.
So I rely on what other smart people say, especially with the offensive linemen. One of those linemen discussed as a potential first round pick for the Chiefs is Miami OT Ereck Flowers. Many people have him rated as a first round pick and he has been mocked to the Chiefs pick at No. 18 plenty of times. SB Nation's Stephen White really likes him.
Other smart people, such as the KC Star's Terez Paylor, like him.
Watching Eli Harold vs Ereck Flowers. Like Flowers more & more. Talks trash & plays with an attitude. Mean. Good o-lines need some of that.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) April 7, 2015
So do NFL teams, apparently.
Ereck Flowers is the first offensive tackle taken in my mock draft going up tomorrow. He is top rated OT on multiple boards.— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) April 12, 2015
Then you get the opposite.
If you have Ereck Flowers as your top OT, you may want to just QUIT! Lots of upside there, but not top OT... Not even in top 3— Duke Manyweather (@BigDuke50) April 12, 2015
Did Randy Gregory dominate him?
Watching Randy Gregory once again take Miami OT Ereck Flowers and walk him straight back into the QB with a true pad under pad bull rush.— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) April 12, 2015
There's a myth about Randy Gregory dominating Ereck Flowers this year, which simply did not happen. Gregory won around 2 snaps vs. Flowers.— Scott Bischoff (@Bischoff_Scott) April 7, 2015
We would like to think that NFL teams know more about what they're talking about than others but NFL teams make mistakes every year. This is just to reinforce that we have no idea what the Chiefs will do on April 30. Just like last year.